Kamala Harris: As A Top-Tier Candidate, I Can Only Take Tulsi Gabbard's Comments So Seriously


Sen. Kamala Harris reacts to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripping her at Wednesday's debate for using prisoners for cheap labor and keeping evidence from a man on death row as Attorney General of California. Harris in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper after the debate:

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: Did you expect that from Tulsi Gabbard? Had you had interaction about that in the past? And how do you think it went?

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: Well, I mean, listen, I -- this is going to sound immodest, but I'm obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight because there are a lot of people that are trying to make the stage for the next debate.

COOPER: for a lot of them it's do or die.

HARRIS: Especially when some people are at zero or 1%, whatever she might be at. So I did expect that I might take hits tonight. But, you know, listen, this coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his, you know, of his country like cockroaches. She who has embraced and been an apologist in a way to refuse to call him a war criminal. I can only take what she says and her opinion so seriously. So, you know, I'm prepared to move on.

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