Biden chooses Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate

1 month ago

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Former Vice President Joe Biden named his former campaign trail rival, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate.

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala Harris, his former campaign trail rival, as his running mate. The decision was announced through an e-mail.

"I know a thing or two about being Vice President. More than anything, I know it can’t be a political decision. It has to be a governing decision. If the people of this nation entrust me and Kamala with the office of President and Vice President for the next four years, we’re going to inherit a nation in crisis, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste. That’s what led me to Kamala Harris," Biden said in the email.

On Wednesday, right after he made his announcement, Biden's campaign made an announcement that he would deliver remarks and share his comments in Wilmington, Delaware.

Democrats sent a powerful and unprecedented statement by choosing Harris, who is dark-skinned and Indian American. Harris would be the first woman to be a vice president, and the first dark-skinned person to be second in command, in addition to being the highest-elected Asian American in history.

Harris currently serves in the Senate, on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on the Budget. Harris' popularity increased among Democrats in the U.S. when she roughly questioned Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Sen. Harris shared her concerns regarding legislative policies that aim to decrease the negative consequences of the pandemic that millions of Americans felt since the beginning of the crisis. She also relied on her experience as a dark-skinned woman to advocate for change after George Floyd's death. Along with her colleague and ex-presidential campaign trail rival, Sen. Cory Booker, Harris gave emotional arguments in favor of making lynching a federal crime.