Sen. Kamala Harris continues to make the case that she is the best person to prosecute the case against President Donald Trump, embracing her record as a prosecutor.
“I know how to take on predators,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech in South Carolina on Saturday, before telling the audience how she “took on the big banks and won,” “took on for-profit college and put them out of business,” “took on oil companies who were polluting our environment” and “took on transnational criminal organization who were praying on women and children.”
“I know how to get that job done,” she continued. “And I did it for the people! For the people. So, let me tell you, we need somebody on our stage when it comes time for the general election who knows how to recognize a rap sheet when they see it and prosecute the case so let’s read that rap sheet, shall we.”
Harris has been using her record as a prosecutor of late to justify why she should be the one to go up against Trump, whose record for things like trade policy she went after in her speech.
“Let’s prosecute that case,” Harris continued to applause. “Let’s prosecute that case!”
Harris accused Trump during the speech of trying to take the country backward and responded by saying, “We are not going back. We are not going back. We see a future! We see a future!”
Harris first forcefully defended her criminal justice record in a speech before the South Carolina NAACP earlier this month, pitching her law enforcement career as one of her greatest strengths.
“We’ve got to hold this guy accountable by prosecuting the case in front of the American people against four more years of this administration,” she said at the time. “And I’ve prosecuted a lot of cases. But rarely one with this much evidence.”