Sen. Kamala Harris, who announced she was ending her presidential campaign Tuesday, fired back at President Donald Trump after he sarcastically expressed sympathy for the California Democrat. “Don’t worry, Mr. President, I’ll see you at your trial,” Harris said.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowsky reacted to Harris’ departure from the Democratic primary field by praising the president for his success in the 2016 election, tweeting, “Another one bites the dust. Guess it’s not as easy as everyone thought.”
Trump then shared the tweet, saying, “Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!”
But Harris tweeted a quick response to Trump: “Don’t worry, Mr. President, I’ll see you at your trial.”
The president is facing an impeachment inquiry for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate 2020 candidate Joe Biden and his son in exchange for aid money. If the House votes to impeach him, he will face a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, and Harris will have a vote in his removal from office.
Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have maintained that the president’s actions in Ukraine are not impeachable and that he was concerned about corruption in the country. But Harris has been an outspoken proponent of the impeachment inquiry.
“We have a criminal in the White House,” Harris said at the most recent Democratic primary debate in November.
Harris ends campaign:‘I can’t tell you … that I have a path forward’
The Trump campaign also sent a tweet earlier Tuesday congratulating Harris’ Democratic rival Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the news that Harris had exited the race.
Harris announced her campaign’s suspension Tuesday afternoon and cited the campaign’s financial struggle. She said in a letter to supporters, “In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.”
“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete,” Harris said.
Harris, once considered a top-tier candidate, has been the third Democrat to leave the race since Sunday, following former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.