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When 2020 Posturing Goes Wrong: Dems ‘Furious’ With Kamala Harris Over Dreamer Vote

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was one of three Senate Democrats to vote against a bipartisan immigration compromise. Now, some Dems are "furious" with her.

By NTK Staff | 02.16.2018 @10:00am
When 2020 Posturing Goes Wrong: Dems ‘Furious’ With Kamala Harris Over Dreamer Vote

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a possible 2020 presidential candidate, became one of only three Senate Democrats to vote against a bipartisan immigration compromise on Thursday.

The cloture motion – a motion to end debate and proceed to a measure – earned only 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to end debate. Seven Republicans and dozens of Democrats supported the measure.

But Harris, in a possible posture for 2020, voted against the cloture motion. Now, according to Politico, Democrats are “furious.”

As senators announced their vote on the bipartisan plan, the potential 2020 presidential candidate and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke tensely on the Senate floor. Harris then departed to the Democratic cloakroom. A few minutes later, she emerged and announced her “no” vote to audible gasps.

Some Democrats were furious.

“If Sen. Harris tries to use this no vote to get to the left of her colleagues in Iowa three years from now, she’ll be rightly and roundly pummeled for it. Some Democrats fought for Dreamers today, others fought for themselves,” said a Democratic staffer whose boss was fighting for the bill.

Candidates and campaigns tend to have long memories, so don’t be surprised if this vote comes up in Iowa and New Hampshire in 2019, ahead of the first-in-the-nation contests for Democrats seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020.

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