2020 Election

Harris: Democrats Embrace ‘Diversity’ of Radical and Moderate Views

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said Friday that Democrats welcome the "diversity" of "radical" and moderate views in their party.

"The most important point I think that can be made about the diversity of who we are is an embrace for the diversity of who we are," Harris told NBC News. "That's who we are as Democrats. We embrace the diversity of who we are."

Although mainstream media have labeled the senator and former California attorney general as a moderate—the Associated Press noted Harris's "centrist record" and the New York Times called her a "pragmatic moderate"—Harris's voting record is "more liberal" than 99 percent of the Senate, according to a VoteView analysis.

Earlier this month, Harris teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) to cosponsor environmental legislation that far-left groups praised as a precursor to the $94 trillion Green New Deal. Harris is also the first candidate on a presidential ticket to openly support gun confiscations.

Among other left-wing views, Harris also supports eliminating the Electoral College and increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. The candidate previously cosponsored socialist senator Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) Medicare for All bill.