Rising Democratic star and 2020 presidential prospect Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced Wednesday that she intends to co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to create a single-payer, “Medicare for All” health care system.
Harris tweeted her decision, and elaborated on it at a town hall in Oakland, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The decision comes just weeks after reports that Harris lacks support among California’s “Berniecrats,” the left-wing faction of the state Democratic Party. One said: “She’s not on our radar. … In terms of where the progressives live, I don’t think there’s any ‘there’ there.”