Kamala Harris to speak to DNC after returning from trip to Europe

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vice president Kamala Harris will rally Democrats at their winter meeting on Saturday after returning from Europe to address the Russia-Ukraine war.

Harris is expected to speak to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington DC as party loyalists prepare for what is expected to be a tough midterm election season. It’s the first time hundreds of DNC members have gathered for an in-person event since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the Chancellery in Warsaw, Poland on March 10, 2022. (Photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Biden addressed the roughly 415 DNC members Thursday night where he told them to be proud of what Democrats have accomplished since his presidency and to better sell the record to the American public.

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“We have a record – a record that we can be proud of; a program that addresses the biggest concerns here in America, in people’s lives; the message that resonates,” Biden said at the rally at the Washington Hilton hotel on Thursday. “Now what we have to do is we have to sell it with confidence, clarity, conviction and repetition.”

Harris just returned to Washington early Saturday morning after traveling to Poland and Romania to demonstrate unity among NATO allies, show support for Ukraine and condemn Russia’s unjustified war against the people Ukrainian.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris pose for a photo as she arrives for a meeting, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris pose for a photo as she arrives for a meeting, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 10, 2022.
(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Harris said on Friday that the United States would take more steps to ensure that Russian President Vladimir Putin faces “serious consequences” for his “atrocious and outrageous conduct on behalf of the Russian people”.

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At a joint press conference in Bucharest, Romania on Friday alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Harris said it was “painful” to see what is happening to Ukrainians.”

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda as they meet in Warsaw, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

“We are clear that any intentional attack or targeting of civilians is a war crime, period,” Harris said.

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At the end of her trip to Europe, a White House official said Harris “will continue her work by engaging with European and eastern flank leaders in a series of phone calls early next week. She will discuss his trip and the next steps in our collective response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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