Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris in Cleveland Saturday

Kamala Harris
Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 20:58:55-04

CLEVELAND — Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris traveled to Cleveland on Saturday to talk about early voting, according to a release from the Biden-Harris campaign.

You can watch the event in the player below. NOTE: Harris is not holding a rally or a public event.

After landing at Burke Lakefront Airport, Harris addressed the media regarding a Trump's most recent comment's about her.

"Joe Biden and I are proud American patriots. And the reality is that the values that we have, I think, are shared by the majority of the American people. When you look at what we all want in terms of knowing people have access to health care, especially in a pandemic ... he's trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, we're trying to expand it. Our values are about saying we need to lift up working people," Harris said.

She was also asked about Ohio being a battleground state how she felt about Ohioans since she was written off as a presidential candidate earlier this year.

"First of all, Ohio is going to help determine the outcome of this election there's no question. But also you look at the challenges that Ohioans are facing — again, when we look at the highest number — we've had the highest number in Ohio of hospitalizations, since the beginning of the pandemic. Ohio has been very hard hit. Joe Biden and I have a plan that's about what we need to do around testing, contact tracing and getting the vaccine — when, God willing, we have one — to people and getting it to them where they need it and for free. Ohioans know what it means when we're looking at how this economy has been devastated because of the failures of this administration. Joe and I have a plan for dealing with that. So I'm here to talk to the voters in Ohio, but also to listen to them, and there's no question that the path to victory runs through Ohio," Harris said.

Her first attempt to come to Cleveland on Oct. 16 was abruptly canceled after two individuals involved in the campaign tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, the Biden for President campaign learned that a non-staff flight crew member and Liz Allen, Sen. Harris’s communications director, had tested positive for the virus, the campaign said.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was in Cleveland, along with President Donald Trump, for the first presidential debate on Sept. 29. The following day after the debate, Biden completed a train tour in Ohio.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Ohio Friday to stump for President Donald Trump in Swanton.

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