10 Shocking Facts About Kamala Harris That Every American Must Know

10 Shocking Facts About Kamala Harris That Every American Must Know
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The California Attorney General Kamala Harris shot to fame when the US President said something controversial about her.

She wants to have a seat in the United States Senate, and she has already started her campaign this month. There are many other American politicians who want the spot she desires, but it looks like she has a higher chance than most candidates. And if all things go well, Kamala Harris might just be the one replacing Senator Barbara Boxer once she retires.

So, why are people amused by her? Take a look at these 10 facts about her below.

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1. Her name means something absolutely beautiful.

1. Her name means something absolutely beautiful.

In Sanskrit, the word 'kamala' actually means lotus flower, which is one of the prettiest flowers in the world.

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2. Kamala Harris was part of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign back in the 1980s.

2. Kamala Harris was part of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign back in the 1980s.
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In fact, Kamala even had a bumper sticker on her car that said "Jesse Jackson for President" to show her dedication.

3. She handled child sexual assault cases for many years.

3. She handled child sexual assault cases for many years.
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Specifically, she prosecuted these cases while she was at the Alameda County District Attorney's office. Kamala worked there for eight years.

4. Kamala Harris is the very first female, Asian-African, and Afro-American Attorney General of California.

4. Kamala Harris is the very first female, Asian-African, and Afro-American Attorney General of California.
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This is because her father is an African-American while her mother is an Indian.

5. President Obama once had to apologize to her for saying something sexist.

5. President Obama once had to apologize to her for saying something sexist.
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President Obama had to say sorry because he once remarked that Kamala is the best-looking attorney-general in the United States.

6. Kamala Harris studied at the Howard University.

6. Kamala Harris studied at the Howard University.
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Kamala received her undergraduate degree in this university that was known historically as a black college.

7. She was considered a possible nominee for the Supreme Court.

7. She was considered a possible nominee for the Supreme Court.
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If another seat became vacant in the Supreme Court during Obama's time, Kamala might have been designated as a nominee.

8. Kamala's parents are divorced.

8. Kamala's parents are divorced.
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The divorce happened when she was still quite young.

9. She has a younger sister named Maya.

9. She has a younger sister named Maya.
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Moreover, Maya is married to a former U.S. Associate Attorney-General named Tony West.

10. She was considered as one of the top 100 lawyers in California.

10. She was considered as one of the top 100 lawyers in California.
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This recognition was given by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Kamala Harris also defeated Terence Hallinan to become the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco in 2003. In 2007, she also won because no one opposed her.

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