Cory Booker: 'It Is A Problem' Kamala Harris Couldn't Continue Her Campaign | NBC News

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.Y. spoke about the impact Sen. Kamala Harris dropping out of the race would have on the 2020 election at an event in Des Moines, Iowa. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collect...



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But if you don't mind, i want to take a time to first talk about a friend of mine who just suspended her campaign. I'M got to tell you from my heart i've gotten so many calls from so many people, even family members that are supporting me about how bothered they were by that camila. Had this very famous quote that i i've heard now even parodied on saturday live when she talked about that little gi ...
l is me, but i'm gon na tell you. She had a campaign where little girls and boys and people all over the country looked up and saw her and said that could be me. She had this campaign that spoke to the aspirationsof. Our country here is a black woman, a asian woman who broke barriers at every point of her campaign, one in our largest state, 40-plus million people, she's lived her life dedicated to public service. I i get to sit with her in the judiciary committee. I see who she is, and i just want to say from my heart: it is a problem when an immensely qualified, widely supported truly accomplished black woman running to lead the party, a party that is significantly empowered by black women voters didn't have the resources that she Needed to continue here to iowa what message is that sending that we heralded the most diverse field in our history and now we'reseeing people like her dropping out of this campaign, not because iowa voters had the voice. Voters did not determine her destiny, but i'll tell you. This voters will determine the outcome of this campaign and black women voters in particular will have a very large impact on our ability to win and, and so i'm just gon na say it plain. It is a problem that we now have a overall campaign for the 2020 presidency that has more billion in it than black people. [ applause, ], hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews, showhighlights and digital exclusives.

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