Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is fighting for police reform. Building on the movement of Black Lives Matter and protests across the country, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) put forth their sweeping Justice in Policing Act. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart talks with Harris about the fight for substantive policing reforms. (The Washington Post)
July 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Cape Up Live: Sen. Kamala Harris with Jonathan Capehart

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is fighting for police reform. Building on the movement of Black Lives Matter and protests across the country, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) put forth their sweeping Justice in Policing Act. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart talks with Harris about the fight for substantive policing reforms.
  • Jul 2
Highlights
When asked if President Trump is a national security threat, Sen. Kamala Harris said, “In many ways he is, he has not throughout his tenure as president prioritized what is in the best interest of the health and well-being of the American people.”
  • Jul 2
On Sen. Tim Scott and the Republican effort on the Justice Act, and her response along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Cory Booker, saying the Justice Act is “not salvageable,” Sen. Kama Harris said the GOP bill, “essentially dealt with nothing in any substantive way that we dealt with in our bill… Instead it talks about a bunch of studies and bringing people together to have conversations. Look, we’ve been having these conversations for decades now. This is the time to act…We need to reform the system, in tangible ways. Not just giving it lip service, but actually putting some teeth into this.”
  • Jul 2
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), when asked if the, intelligence surrounding the possible Russian bounty on Americans is in doubt and whether it is credible that President Trump did not know about this intelligence, Sen. Harris said: “I have come to highly respect the intelligence community for their professionalism, the detail and precision with which they work…It is well known and understood that part of the responsibility of the President of the United States is to concern himself or herself with the well-being of our service members…It would be wonderful to have a president who actually cares about those men and women and expresses some level of concern about their wellbeing but we don’t see that with Donald Trump in any meaningful way.”
  • Jul 2
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said President Trump’s desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the midst of a pandemic speaks to his “heartlessness,” and to the “motivation that is about political gain”...”Donald Trump wants to undo whatever success and accomplishment was achieved by President Obama and Vice President Biden…In the midst of a pandemic…It speaks to the heartlessness, it speaks to the motivation that is about political gain as opposed to the health and well-being of the citizens and the people of our country.”
  • Jul 2
Sen. Kamala Harris
(D-Calif.)
Jonathan Capehart
The Washington Post
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