The Democratic pre-candidate to the Presidency of the United States, Joseph Biden, formally announced on Tuesday his decision to choose Senator Kamala Harris as a candidate for the Vice-presidency for the presidential elections on November 3, his campaign reported today
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Joe biden, who was vice president in the governments of Barack Obama (2009-2017), had announced his intention to choose a woman as a running mate.
« I have the great honor to announce that I have selected Kamala harris – an intrepid fighter for the common citizen, and one of the best civil servants – as my running mate, « Biden said in a message.
Harris prevailed over other candidates such as former National Security adviser Susan Rice, or also Senator Elizabeth Warren, who were on the short list shuffled by the Democratic candidate.
Next week the Democrats will hold their traditional National Convention, in which they will officially nominate Biden as a candidate, although this time it will take place virtually due to the health crisis that the country is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already left more than 160,000 Americans died.
Daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, the candidate for the US Vice Presidency. He was previously attorney general of California before winning his seat in the upper house of the US Congress in 2016.
Also, Harris, 55, appeared in the Democratic primaries in which he generated great expectations at the start of the battle, in which he actually had several clashes with Biden, but then lost momentum as the campaign progressed.