Kamala Harris revealed as Joe Biden’s VP pick – the first black female running mate on a major presidential ticket
KAMALA Harris has been revealed as Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Biden made the announcement himself via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon making Harris is the first black woman and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket.
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"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," he wrote.
"Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau," Biden continued in a second tweet. "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."
According to CNN, the presidential and vice presidential candidates will appear together tomorrow at an event in Wilmington, Delaware.
They will also speak and appear together at next week's Democratic National Convention.
Harris, 55, was a presidential candidate last year, the former district attorney of San Francisco and is a current Senator for California.
Amb. Susan Rice, who was a perspective vice presidential pick, congratulated Harris in a statement shortly after the announcement.
"Senator Harris is a tenacious and trailblazing leader who will make a great partner on the campaign trail," she said. "I am confident that Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket."
Harris and Biden are scheduled to speak and appear together at next week's Democratic National Convention.
Other notable speakers of the convention are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders and republican John Kasich the Former Ohio Governor.
Harris is scheduled to speak at the convention on Wednesday.
More details and additional speakers will be announced in the next few days.
Sen. Karen Bass tweeted support to Kamala saying she is a "great choie for Vice President."
"California is better because of her work as Attorney General and stronger because of her work as Senator," Bass wrote. "Now all Americans will benefit from her work as Vice President."
Shortly after the announcement, Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden tweeted at Harris' husband, Douglas Emhoff "Are you ready?"
Also on Tuesday, NBC revealed that Biden's campaign assembled a group of strategists for the fall election.
The team includes Liz Allen, most recently a managing director at the Glover Park Group consulting firm, as the running mate’s communications director; Sheila Nix, who served as chief of staff to Biden on the 2012 Obama reelection campaign, as will be a senior adviser to the running mate and her spouse; Karine Jean-Pierre, new to the Biden campaign, will be the running mate’s chief of staff while continuing to serve as a senior adviser to Biden; Ryan Montoya, a veteran of the Obama White House, will be serving as the running mate’s director of scheduling and advance; and Amanda Perez, the former policy director for Cory Booker's presidential bid, will be the running mate’s policy adviser.
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