Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as running mate
Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Former Vice President and current presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden have picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Why it matters:
Harris is the first Black and Asian American to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and possibly the first woman vice president if Biden beats President Trump in November.
The big picture:
Biden's selection of Kamala Harris wasn't a big shock to many, Harris was viewed as the safest choice, and went through the rigidity of the Democratic primaries.
👉: Harris challenged Biden on busing and criticized the former vice president's working relationship with two late segregationist senators, which could become political ammunition for Trump.
👉: With Harris potentially becoming the next V.P., that leaves a significant opportunity for California politicians, who have been positioning themselves for years into moving on to Washington.
👉: Mayor Robert Garcia is viewed by many as a prime candidate for the possible vacant senate seat, along with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
✌: On Wednesday, August 12, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware.
What they tweeted:
Biden: "Kamala Harris a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate."
Harris: "I'm honored to join as our part's nominee for Vice President,"