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Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris cheered at liberal gathering

August 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have drawn enthusiastic cheers from a gathering of liberal activists in New Orleans.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the Netroots Nation meeting Friday that President Donald Trump has helped wealthy corporate interests fight consumer protections, minimum wage laws and other initiatives to benefit workers by fostering racism, xenophobia and homophobia while “winking at white supremacists.”

It was a theme picked up later by Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who said racial divisions were also being exploited Russian “cyber warfare.”

Harris also called for a “tooth and nail” Senate fight to reject Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, rejecting the idea that it’s a useless fight in the Republican-controlled Senate. “Damn right it’s worth the fight,” she said.

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