Kamala Harris is on the verge of a double dream for US Democrats: becoming the nation’s first female vice president and ending Donald Trump’s stormy rule.
Harris participated in the November 3 election which repeated to pioneer as California’s first Black attorney general and the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the US Senate.
But winning the vice presidency, just a split second from leading the United States, will be the most important barrier she has broken and the stepping stone to the final award.
With the 77-year-old Biden expected to serve only a single term if elected, Harris will be favorably winning the Democratic presidential nomination four years from now.
That could help her make more of history ̵1; as the first female president of the United States.
Harris, 56, wrote on Twitter: “My mother raised me so that I could see what was possible, not burdened by my experience.
Since being thought to be Biden’s mate in August, she has criticized President Donald Trump for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic chaos, but also racism, economy, and crackdown. residence of the president.
Harris was born of immigrants to the United States – her father was from Jamaica, her mother was from India – and their life and her life in some way represented the American dream.
She was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California, then the center for civil rights and anti-war.
Her diploma from historic Black Howard University in Washington was the start of a steady advancement that took her from prosecutor, to two terms as San Francisco’s district attorney and later attorney general. of California in 2010.
However, Harris’s description of himself as a “progressive prosecutor” has been drawn in by critics who say she has struggled to defend false convictions and oppose some reforms in California. , like a bill that requires the attorney general to investigate police-involved shootings.
Law professor Lara Bazelon wrote in The New York Times last year: “From time to time, progressives urged her to undertake criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and afterward. as the state attorney general, Ms. Harris was either opposed to them or kept quiet.
However, Harris’s work is key to creating a platform and profile from which she launched a successful Senate campaign in 2016, becoming the second black female senator. ever.
Her job as attorney general also helped her forge a relationship with Beau, Biden’s son, who held a similar position in the state of Delaware, and died of cancer at the age of 46 in 2015.
“I know how much Beau respects Kamala and her work, and that means a lot to me, honestly to you, when I made this decision,” Biden said during the release. appears first with Harris as a companion.
A veteran campaigner, Harris exhibits charisma but can quickly turn from her megawatt smile to her procedural personality of relentless interrogation and retort.
The clips went viral about her sharp question in 2017 against Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Capitol Hill hearing about Russia.
“I can’t be in such a hurry! It worries me,” replied Sessions at one point in frustration.
Harris also clashed with Biden in the first Democratic debate, prompting the former senator to criticize his opposition to programs that prompted the 1970s to force the integration of split schools. special.
“There is a little girl in California in second grade who integrates into public school and gets transported to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl is me.”
That clash didn’t stop him from choosing Harris, who brought that hot energy to Biden’s carefully-managed campaign.
In her only debate against Vice President Mike Pence, Harris raised his hand as he tried to interrupt her.
“Mr. Vice President, I’m talking. I’m talking,” she said with a glance, making Pence quiet.
Within hours of the debate, T-shirts bearing her words were put up for sale online.
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