White House hopeful Joe Biden names Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and Asian American in the role ahead of the Tuesday, November 3, presidential election.
Mr. Biden tweeted that he had “the great honor” to name Ms Harris as his number two.
“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, 77, said on Twitter.
“I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Kamala Harris, the Califonia senator, who was born in the US by immigrant Jamaican and Indian parents, goes into history as the first woman of color to be nominated for national office by a major political party.
Kamala Harris has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests. Whom in earlier 2019 expressed interest in the presidency and attacked Biden in Democratic primary debates where she suggested the former vice president was racist.
In her acceptance statement, Ms. Harris later tweeted that Mr. Biden “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.”
Ex-president Barack Obama went on endorsing her nomination congratulating Joe Biden for the right hit as a presidential aspirant.
“I’ve known Senator Kamala Harris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She is 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 tweeted.