Kamala Harris Scores Backing of Texas Rep. Al Green, Crusader for Impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON -- Houston congressman Al Green, a leading crusader for impeachment, signed on as Texas co-chair of Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential campaign on Thursday.The Harris campaign made no mention of Green's long support for impeachment in announcing the endorsement, focusing instead on his support for an immigration overhaul plan.He is the second member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse the California Democrat."Kamala Harris represents leadership and commitment to service that is desperately needed in the White House," Green said in a statement released by the campaign. "Not only does she have plans, she has used the power of her position enact real change that can become a model for the nation. From creating a program to address trauma in children who witness domestic violence as San Francisco's District Attorney, to standing up to big banks and winning billions for California's homeowners as Attorney General, to being one of the foremost opponents in the Senate to the corruption of this Administration - Kamala Harris represents the future of our nation.""I'm so excited to have Al's support in this race," Harris said. "He understands what our working and middle class families are facing each day and that we must restore trust in government to work in their best interest. This starts with a tax code that benefits the middle class instead of the wealthy to protecting and preserving all tenets of our democracy but assuring them that no one is above the law."Two Texans are also running for the Democratic nomination, former El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke, and Julian Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio and a housing secretary during the Obama administration, whose brother Joaquin Castro currently serves in the U.S. House.Six of the 13 Texas Democrats in the Congress have now picked favorites among the two dozen Democrats vying for the White House.Castro's brother serves as his campaign chair. He also has endorsements from Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, who worked under him at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and from Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen.O'Rourke is backed by his successor in the El Paso-based district, Rep. Veronica Escobar.Former Vice President Joe Biden collected an endorsement from Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville five weeks ago.  Continue reading...

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