Former vice president, Joe Biden puts an end to the speculations and the long wait by selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate and the vice-presidential pick from the Democratic party. Harris is a charismatic blue-state senator with years of experience in national politics and also worked as the former prosecutor. She also tried her best in the 2020 primaries against her fellow party members, building a reputation for herself across the country. In due course, she also became an antagonist in the eyes of President Trump and his administration. Harris is the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica who settled in the United States.
Her experience in presidential primaries, a track record of three election victories in California, and her efforts to deal with significant law enforcement officers have helped Kamala Harris better her place in the list of crowded contenders for the role of Vice Presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden took Twitter to announce the selection of Kamala Harris. He wrote, "I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate." If elected in November, Kamala Harris would be the first woman, first Asian American, and the first Black Vice President in the history of the United States. The timing of Biden's VP selection perfectly suits the nation's mood, as racial protests were in the headlines just a few weeks back, criticizing President Trump's actions for not condemning the brutality by the police forces. Additionally, Harris will be the right candidate to take on Trump for his racial divisions that he continues to display from the White House and on the campaign trail.
Biden always wanted a lady who could play his role, which he did for Barack Obama. After months of searching and filtering out many candidates, Biden zeroed in on Harris, and he hopes to work on his priorities by building a long-term bond with her. Over the years, Harris built a personal rapport with Biden, as she was very close to his late son Beau, a fellow former state attorney general. Speaking about his decision, Biden said - "I watched as Beau and Harris took on the big banks, struggled to lift working people and protected women & kids from abuse. I was proud of them at that time, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in our race to the White House." Former President Barack Obama has hailed Biden for nailing the decision to choose the running mate. In a statement, Obama said - "Selection of a vice presidential nominee is the first important decision a president makes. With Senator Kamala Harris as the next vice president of the US, Biden displayed his own judgment and character."
He further tweeted, "I've known Harris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. This is a good day for our country. Now let's go win this thing." After her selection, Kamala Harris posted her message on Twitter. Here's the tweet:
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.@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he'll build an America that lives up to our ideals.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 11, 2020
I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.
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