Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that Kamala Harris will be his running friend for the 2020 election, making the California senator the first black woman to run for president of a political party big.
In choosing Harris, Biden added a former main rival who focused on her own presidential bid for her readiness to face Trump and showed the Americans that she would fight for them.
She has gained national popularity in the Democratic Party by questioning Trump nominees during Senate hearings, from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Harris’s choice comes months after Biden pledged to choose a woman to join him on the Democrat ticket. Harris, 55, is currently the third woman to be a vice-presidential candidate for a major political party, following Geraldine Ferraro as vice president of the Democratic party in 1984 and Sarah Palin as vice president of the Republican party. year 2008.
Recognizing that his age could be a concern for some voters, Biden, 77, has said he is “bridging” a new group of Democratic leaders and by choosing Harris , juniors over 20 years old, he raised the lead of a generation’s young party figure.
Of the female candidates considered by the former vice president, Harris has long been considered the most likely choice because of her long experience as a US senator, former California attorney general. and former San Francisco county attorney.
While potential candidates such as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, US California Rep. Karen Bass and Florida Rep. Val Demings are considered new additions to the ticket, none of them have been Democratic voters as Harris considered, nor did her have experience in all political levels. With her multiracial background being the child of two immigrants to the United States, her allies believe she can complement Biden as a symbol of a changing America.
She has also proven to be a hard-working representative for Biden in recent months, taking part in everything from virtual policy events with downtown voters to a DJ fundraising party. live with Diplo and D-Nice online.
However, some members of Biden’s team were opposed to Harris. A recent Politico story notes that former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, who is helping vet candidates, is still overrated by her attack on Biden during a contest. June 2019 in Miami as she criticized his work with isolationist senators and emphasized her fight against disturbing schools separating decades ago.
The protests against Harris have clearly become so strong that Biden feels the need to defend her during his July 28 press conference, where an Associated Press photo captures points about her. His notes included “don’t hold grudges” and “of great help with the campaign.”
Harris has also benefited from being a running companion that can match this tumultuous moment in American history.
Many of the central issues in her life’s work – including criminal justice reform, improving black American health care and tackling income inequality – have been at the forefront. the three-pronged crisis that America is currently facing: the coronavirus (already disproportionately affected communities of color), the fight against systemic racism and the economic slowdown.
Harris has grabbed a rock in the head for supporting her friend: