Kamala Harris Holds Rally at RiverCenter

Aug 12, 2019

Kamala Harris says the economy needs to work for everyone, not just wealthy Americans. That was just one of the topics covered Monday when Harris visited Davenport's RiverCenter for a campaign rally. It was the final stop of her five-day river-to-river bus tour across Iowa.

Following the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, Harris was clear that she will do whatever is necessary to pass legislation to require background checks.

"Once elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to pull their act together on this and put a bill on my desk for signature. And if they do not, I am prepared to take executive action to specifically put in place a comprehensive background check requirement."

Harris also went after President Donald Trump on a number of issues, namely immigration. 

"He's had a policy about putting babies in cages and separating children from their parents at the border in the name of border security when in fact, what it is is a human rights abuse being committed by the United States government."

Some people traveled from as far as Chicagoland to see Harris, including Evanston native Chuck Miller. He says Kamala has his vote.

"One, her work in the Senate has been really exemplary. And two, she has practical plans that are actually workable as opposed to some of her opponents who absolutely are pie in the sky."

One man from Maquoketa says he can't decide between Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. He's interested in finding a candidate who can defeat Donald Trump.

"The problem is the positions that are more socialist than we are used to hearing. I'm afraid that's going to turn off a lot of people and we're not going to get those swing votes. So, it's exciting to think of all the possibilites but then you come down to the real world as you wonder how they are going to do in the general election."

He still has plenty of time to decide, as the Iowa caucuses are six months away on February 3rd of next year.