The Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Tuesday, August 11 that Kamala Harris will be his running mate for the 2020 election.
Biden’s move has made the California senator the fist Black woman to run on a major polictical party’s presidential ticket.
Kamala Harris, 55, built a name for herself within the Democratic Party during Senate hearings on the interrogations of President Donald Trump nominees who included former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Biden had earlier on committed to picking a woman to join his ticket, with Kamala becoming the third woman to serve as a vice presidential candidate after Geraldine Ferraro (1984) and Sarah Palin (2008).
Reactions to Biden’s choice of vice president
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. 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. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 11, 2020
1/3 I have tears in my eyes but joy in my soul. I am so overwhelmed, as I know that women around the nation, women of color, and yes Black women can see their equal status in this nation finally. Thank you Vice President Biden, and as we make this journey, this fight for…
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) August 11, 2020
I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. She's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected. pic.twitter.com/cmtOO8Gqqv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2020