2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick. Harris has made history as the first Black woman nominated for vice president by a major party. Biden announced his big decision via text to his supporters stating, “Joe Biden here. Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate. Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.”
When I called @KamalaHarris yesterday to ask her to be my running mate, I wanted to make sure Jill and Doug got to say hello.
You’re honorary Bidens now! pic.twitter.com/IILUjB6WfY
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 13, 2020
On Twitter, he continued his praises by calling Harris a “fearless fighter” and “one of the country’s finest public servants.”
The character of our country is on the ballot this year and I’m honored to serve by @JoeBiden’s side as we fight to rebuild our country back better.
We can do that, but we need your help. Chip in any amount to join our grassroots fundraiser tonight→ https://t.co/2ey803sF0u
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 12, 2020
Harris followed Biden’s tweet by saying she was “honored”. Other notable Democratic political figures such as former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton endorsed Biden’s decision.
Biden has been urged to pick a Black Woman as his running mate since Georgia Floyd’s death sparked a cry for racial injustice in America. Now that Harris has been chosen many have expressed the prominence of her being the top pick of the political party.
“To see a Black woman nominated for the first time reaffirms my faith that in America, there is a place for every person to succeed no matter who they are or where they come from”, stated US Representative Val Demings.