Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris visited Alabama this past weekend, marking her first visit to the state.

Harris spoke to a crowd of Democratic leaders at a woman’s meet-and-greet in Birmingham, discussing her views on education, gun control and Alabama’s controversial new abortion law. Harris was asked about the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds to pay for an abortion.

“Well, I am unambiguous and consistent in my beliefs that the Hyde Amendment stands in the way of poor women, predominantly, also women of color, from having equal access to the reproductive healthcare that they need and I have always been opposed to it and have remained opposed to it,” Harris said.

Harris was also vocal about gun control, saying she would give Congress 100 days to take action before she took executive action if she was elected president.

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