After having leaked talking points and the release of the Democratic National Convention, many already expected that former Vice President Joe Biden would pick senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Biden made his official announcement.
Biden wrote, “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.” He also added, “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.” Senator Harris is the first black woman to be nominated for national office by a big political party and also she is the fourth woman ever to have her name on the presidential tickets. The social media announcement was followed with an email delivering the pick. Biden wrote, “Joe Biden here. Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate. Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.”
Both him and his running mate Harris will speak out next Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.