Kamala Harris will be the first Black woman and the first Indian-American to be on a Vice President ticket. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate ahead of 2020 elections, making her the first Black woman and first Asian American person on a major party’s presidential ticket.
Biden said in a tweet that “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants as my running mate”.
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.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
Kamala Harris, who early on was a Biden opponent for the nomination, brings the political prowess of winning statewide election in the largest State while also personifying the diversity that key Democratic activists have said is crucial to building grassroots enthusiasm for the ticket.
Biden and Harris will deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington. According to the New York Times an event was being set up at Hotel DuPont’s famous ballroom, but it was unclear if it is for the Biden campaign.
While U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign in a statement criticized Kamala Harris as Biden’s vice presidential pick, claiming the California Senator embraces the “left’s radical manifesto.”
“At the ballot box, Americans will resoundingly reject the abysmal failures of Biden-Harris in favor of the America First strength of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence,” Trump 2020 senior advisor Katrina Pierson said in a statement.