Kamala Harris, Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States (. / Elijah Nouvelage)
After Joe Biden confirmed her as his running mate for the November elections in the United States, Kamala Harris assured that the former vice president is the ideal candidate « to unify the American people. »
“Joe Biden can unify the American people because he has spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he will build an America that lives up to our ideals. « The senator said on her Twitter account.
« I am honored to join him as our party’s candidate for Vice President, and do whatever it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief. »added.
The Democratic candidate for the White House confirmed on Tuesday that he chose Harris as his running mate. In case of being imposed in the elections of November 3, Harris will become the first woman to reach the vice presidency in the United States. She is also the first African-American woman to join a presidential formula.
“I have the great honor to announce that I have chosen Kamala Harris, an intrepid fighter for the weakest and one of the best servants this country has,” announced Biden, 77, ending weeks of anticipation.
His campaign team reported that Biden and Harris are to make a joint statement Wednesday, thus starting a new stage of the campaign, in which they will seek to defeat President Donald Trump.
Joe Biden highlighted the trajectory of Senator Kamala Harris (. / Brendan McDermid)
Biden leads the polls for the elections on November 3, an election marked by the pandemic and the economic crisis that the United States is suffering.
In your ad, Biden also highlighted Harris’s track record as attorney general in California and the fact that he worked with his son Beau, who died in 2015.
« I saw how they took on the big banks, how they helped working people and how they protected women and children from abuse, » Biden said in a paragraph in his publication.
Harris, 55, will be the third vice presidential candidate in US history, following Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 (for the Democratic party) and Sarah Palin in 2008 (for the Republican). Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated for the presidency. None of them managed to prevail in the elections.
Clinton celebrated the decision and predicted that the senator will be « a strong partner for Joe Biden. »
So did the former president Barack Obama, who until Tuesday had been the only African-American person to integrate a presidential formula. “I have known Senator Kamala Harris for a long time. She is more than ready for work. He has spent his career defending our Constitution and fighting for those in need. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go and win this, « he said on his Twitter account, in which he also published a more extensive statement.
The election of Harris as a candidate for the vice presidency comes after during this election cycle, the senator also tried to compete for the nomination of the Democrats. However, the senator canceled her campaign in December, after it failed to take off. In March he expressed his support for Biden.
With information from .
Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as the Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States