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This is the responsible thing to do.\"\u003c/p> \u003cp>Vela, the first Hispanic and gay American to service twice in a senior executive role in the White House, said he doesn't see a problem with the democratic field, once the most diverse in the party's history, winnowing to a race consisting of mostly white men. \"Diversity is not at the forefront of the average voter's mind,\" he said. \"People are looking for civility and predictability, they want stability. The color of skin or who you love or age isn't factoring in to that too much.\" \u003c/p> \u003cp>Harris, a notorious litigator famous for her tough line of questioning in Senate hearings is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and will likely play an outsized role in the upcoming impeachment trial of Trump.\u003c/p> \u003cp>She'll also likely be on the shortlist for a vice presidential role or attorney general role, said Vela. \u003c/p> \u003cp>“Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: ‘I am not perfect.' But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth. And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today,” Harris wrote in her note to supporters. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life.”\u003c/p> \u003cp>\u003cem>Additional reporting by Terry Collins \u003c/em>\u003c/p> \u003ch3>More must-read stories from \u003cem>Fortune\u003c/em>:\u003c/h3> \u003cp>—These tech companies \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/longform/facebook-amazon-apple-tech-lobbying/\">spend the most on lobbying\u003cbr>\u003c/a>—\u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/11/27/cost-of-divorce-florida-guide-to-healthy-marriage/\">Is divorce costing Florida too much money?\u003cbr>\u003c/a>—\u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/12/02/2020-predictions-recession-presidential-race-technology-climate-change/\">2020 Crystal Ball\u003c/a>: Predictions for the economy, politics, technology, and more\u003cbr>—All the candidates who qualify for the \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/11/21/candidates-who-qualify-december-sixth-democratic-debate-requirements/\">December Democratic debate\u003c/a>—so far\u003cbr>—The 2020 \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/11/07/2020-tax-brackets-irs-deductions-faq/\">tax brackets\u003c/a> are out. 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