Joe Biden proposes Black African-Asian-American California Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President

Joe Biden on with California Senator Kamala Harris
Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris. PHOTO | NY

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed California Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president.

Joe Biden will be making her the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket in U.S. history as she is second African American woman and the first Indian American in U.S politics.

It is expected to be providing him with a partner well suited to go on the attack against Republican President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence.

With social tension over racial injustice and police brutality against Black Americans rocking the country for months, Biden had been under increasing pressure to select a woman of colour as his running mate.

She is also the first Asian-American on a major presidential ticket.
Biden and Harris will make their first joint appearance as a presidential ticket on Wednesday in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

Senator Harris made her run for the White House before ending it and endorsing Biden, he gains a profoundly experienced politician already battle-tested by the rigours of the 2020 presidential campaign as they head into the final stretch of the Nov. 3 election.

"I have the great honour to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate," Biden said on Twitter.

Harris, who became only the Senate’s second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016, will be relied on to help drive the African-American vote – the Democratic Party’s most loyal state.

Biden, whose foundering campaign was rescued by Black voters in South Carolina's primary in February, needs their strong support against Trump.

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