In a clip released ahead of Sunday's CNN State of the Union where she'll be interviewed by Dana Bash, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris was asked if she would take a vaccine released before the US election.
'I do believe there will be foreign interface in the 2020 election and Russian Federation will be on the front of line'.
When asked about the intelligence bulletin released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday - which warns that Russian Federation is seeking "to undermine public trust in the electoral process" by spreading baseless claims that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud, echoing President Trump's and Attorney General Bill Barr's unfounded assertions on the matter - Harris told CNN that she doesn't doubt the possibility of Russian Federation interference costing Biden and her the election.
When questioned on the upcoming general election in October and if there will be attempts by foreign governments to interfere with the results - as happened in 2016 - Harris was unequivocal in her belief that the same kind tactics will and are being employed in the 2020 election.
"There will be many obstacles that people are intentionally placing in front of Americans' ability to vote", Harris added.More news: Multiple people injured in series of stabbings in England
Harris said that it was "going to be an issue for all of us" to get a vaccine that was approved and distributed before the presidential elections.
The California senator and former state attorney general also accused Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr of inhabiting a "different reality" when it comes to systemic racism.
Barr, the nation's top lawyer, dismissed the idea of "two justice systems" in an interview with CNN last Wednesday.
Harris noted that Trump had a track record of suppressing expert opinion about the pandemic and anxious that might happen again in the case of a prospective vaccine.
"Joe Biden and I have a plan ― a national plan", she said.More news: Hong Kong police arrest about 290 protesters
'It does us no good to deny that.
At another point in the interview, Harris panned Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis and said she would not take his word alone on any potential vaccine.
"I will not take his word for it".
But health officials and experts have cautioned that a vaccine might not be available until the end of this year at the earliest.
When asked if she would get the vaccine if it is available before the election, she didn't directly say.More news: Alexander Zverev advances to fourth round amid freakish match delay
At least 6.2 million people have been infected in the United States coronavirus outbreak, which has taken more than 188,000 lives.