Kamala Harris has reportedly decided to run for president.
The freshman senator, who previously said she’d ponder the decision over the holidays, is expected to formally announce her bid for the Democratic nomination on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a CBS Radio News affiliate in California reported.
Harris, 54, on a brief tour to promote her new book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” has been coy about whether she’ll run, but several sources with knowledge of her plans told the CBS that she will soon go public with her decision, likely during a campaign rally in Oakland.
Harris has remained as outspoken as any about President Donald Trump and his policies. As the president pushes his agenda to build a wall on America’s southern border, Harris called it a “vanity project” and scoffed at Trump’s contention of a border crisis.
“It’s an emergency of his own creation,” she said, noting that hundreds of thousands of federal workers remained furloughed or without pay during the shutdown.
During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in September, Harris said that America faced a “critical time” under Trump’s presidency and that the American dream sought by King was still deferred.
“It’s about where we came from and where we’ve got to go … this is a pivotal moment,” she said. “I think we all know when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the dream, it wasn’t about being asleep. It was about being awake.”