United States Senator Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general, announced Monday she's joining the Democratic presidential race - nearly 40 years after she graduated from Westmount High School.
Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, faced at least one question about her heritage on Monday.
Since Harris sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Stephanopoulos also asked if she has seen any evidence from special prosecutor Bob Mueller's investigation that would warrant impeaching Trump.
According to a Harris aide, her priorities in the campaign will be addressing the cost of living, pushing for a more just society, expanding access to better quality of life and restoring dignity and responsibility to public office. She is expected to formally launch her campaign in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday.
Hawaiian Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard has also announced her intention to run for president. The first-term senator has been billed as one of the Democrats' best chances for defeating Trump in 2020.
In one brief signed by Harris, the court was encouraged to stay the order because hormone treatment was sufficient for the moment.
Harris launched her presidential bid as the nation observes what would have been the 90th birthday of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. "That's why I'm running for president of the United States", she added. Kamala Harris Chooses Baltimore as Headquarters for Potential Presidential 2020 Campaign: Report.
When she ran in 2003 and unseated her onetime boss, San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, she became the first black woman to be elected district attorney in California.
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Her tough questioning of Justice Brett Kavanaugh about his views on abortion and the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election attracted attention from Democrats.
"I was raised that, when you see a problem, you don't complain about it, you go and do something about it", she said on "Good Morning America" on January 8.
Harris doesn't shy away from the term "identity politics", which she's described as a cudgel used to marginalize issues like civil rights and immigrant rights.
"We must understand that power that we have", she said in her first televised pitch to voters. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have opened exploratory committees, while Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is readying her run.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey may enter the race, which could spark fierce competition for support from African-American voters with Senator Harris.
But her experience as a prosecutor could help set her apart from other candidates and provide a clear contrast with President Trump, whose administration is at the center of multiple investigations. And early voting in Harris's home state of California will now overlap with the traditional early nominating contests, which could give Harris a boost. Then there are the men: Former Vice-President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders among them.
Lee said it's too soon to think about strategies for getting a woman over the finish line, saying now is the time to let the candidates "show you what they've got".
The campaign chair will be Maya Harris, the candidate's sister and a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.