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Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris for Vice-Presidential Nominee

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, August 11, that he’s made up his mind to make Kamala Harris, a former senator from California, his vice president pick for the 2020 United States Presidential Elections.

Biden made the announcement Tuesday afternoon via Twitter, making Harris the first Black woman to be named to a national political ticket by a major party. She’s also the first African-American vice-presidential nominee in United States history.

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“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,” Biden said in his Tweet

He continued in another tweet, “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

Last year, Harris was running against Biden for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 elections. The 55-year-old, Howard University alumna even scolded Biden during a debate for his fond remarks of Senators who opposed integration efforts in the 1970s.

Though Harris was briefly the frontrunner, she ended her campaign in December 2019 due to a lack of funds.

“@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. 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,” Harris said in a Tweet after receiving the news that she’s added to Biden’s ticket.

The 55-year-old was a senator prior to running for president, she’s mostly cited for her years as a District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California, giving her over 13 years of experience in public office.

Biden and Harris will formally accept the presidential and vice presidential nominations during the Democratic National Convention, which take place on August 17-20.

Former President Barack Obama, who is speaking at the convention, also weighed in on the announcement via Twitter.

“I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time,” Obama tweeted. “She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing.”

Obama also attached a formal written statement to his Tweet.

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Written by Martel Sharpe

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