Kamala Harris won’t comment on president’s compliment

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP File Photo)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP File Photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is declining to address comments this month by President Barack Obama that sparked a national discussion over whether compliments paid to a woman detract from her accomplishments.

Obama called Harris the nation’s “best-looking” attorney general at an April 4 Silicon Valley fundraiser. He also described her as brilliant, dedicated and tough.

Harris did not talk to reporters after giving a speech at the state Democratic Party’s convention this weekend.

At a Capitol news conference on Monday, Harris promoted a bill that would provide permanent funding for a prescription drug tracking program run by her office.

She called it one of the “most pressing issues for the state of California” and said that is where she’s focused right now.

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