“For too long I think candidates have taken for granted constituencies that have been the backbone of the Democratic party and have overlooked those constituencies,” Sen. Kamala Harris said. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/xsMT6wqG2y
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 21, 2019
Asked in the fifth Democratic presidential debate about her criticism of Buttigieg’s outreach to Black voters, Harris addresses, “the larger issue is that for too long I think candidates have taken for granted constituencies that have been the backbone of the Democratic Party,” specifically Black voters. She goes on to specify the importance of Black women voters: “There are plenty of people who applauded Black women for the success of the 2018 election, applauded Black women for the election of a senator from Alabama. But, you know, at some point, folks get tired of just saying, oh, you know, thank me for showing up and — and say, well, show up for me. Harris details issues of particular importance to and impact on Black women, indicating her commitment to addressing them when in office.