Kerry Washington Wants Kamala Harris For First Black Female President
While she feels that America is not quite ready to see a woman of color take the reigns as President, Kerry Washington is optimistic that it can happen, and even has someone in mind for the country’s most important job title: California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
The Scandal actress made the suggestion during an interview with Huffpost at Tuesday’s United State of Women Summit.
“Somebody that I’m a huge fan of, but she’s running for Senate right now, is Kamala Harris in California,” she said. “I think she’s extraordinary. I do think she could be president one day.”
She added, however, that America still has a long way to go before it can accept someone both female and a minority as President.
“Wow! I don’t know. We’re in a really challenging place as a country right now,” she said. “Some of the rhetoric around women, around immigrants, around people of color is breathtaking to me. I think also there are a lot of us who are fighting for inclusivity and justice. I don’t know that it’s in the next term, but maybe.”
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By: Danielle Dixon
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