Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate

by Adam Ford · Aug 11th, 2020 4:20 pm
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Last Updated Aug 12th, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris to be his 2020 running mate, the former vice president announced Tuesday.

"I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person," Biden said in a statement.

Biden tweeted:

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.

President Trump quickly tweeted a video criticizing Harris on several issues and labeling her "Phony Kamala":

Harris is the first black woman ever on a major party presidential ticket.


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