Joe Biden has selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential contest, according to breaking news reports.
Announcing the pick on Tuesday afternoon, Biden wrote on Twitter, “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. Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Sen. Harris ran for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020 but dropped out on December 3, 2019, prior to receiving a single vote, due to a lack of funds.
According to Fox News, during the Democrat primary contest, “Harris memorably drew sharp contrasts with Biden when she challenged him on the debate stage over his past resistance to federally mandated desegregation busing.”
If elected, Sen. Harris would be the first African-American woman to serve as vice president.
She previously served as the Attorney General of California. She was elected to the post in 2010 and reelected in 2014. During her post, she sparked controversy after bringing prosecution charges against the Center for Medical Progress and David Daleiden for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives negotiating over prices for fetal tissue procurement from the body parts of aborted preborn babies.
Sen. Harris will face off against Vice President Mike Pence during the vice-presidential debate on October 7, 2020.
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