A year after, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden had a tense exchange on ‘race’ during the debates, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selects Harris as his running mate.
Biden made the big announcement in a tweet on Tuesday night. He 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 said that as a president, you have to make many decisions, and for me, the first challenge was to select someone smart, tough, and ready to take the lead, and Kamala is that person.
Born in Oakland, California, Kamal Harris received her degree in law from the University of California. Her father was a Jamaican, and her mother was of Indian descent. Kamala had served as the attorney general of San Francisco and California before she was sworn in as senator from California in 2017.
In the first statement since her selection by the Joe Biden, Kamala Harris said that “Joe Biden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us.” He added that “as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President and do what it takes to make in our commander-in-chief.”
Democrats praised Biden’s selection of Harris for the position. However, at a White House Conference, President Trump slammed Harris for being extraordinarily nasty to Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate Confirmation hearing for nomination to Supreme Court.
“She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing, the way she was,” said Trump. “I won’t forget that soon.”