Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. The Senator becomes the first black woman and Asian American ever appointed to the role.
Neither the two most important political parties in America, the republican and democrat, have chosen a woman of color as a running mate, nor has the woman won the US presidential election.
Sarah Palin was the first American to be named Runmate by the Republican Party in 2008, and Geraldine Ferraro was the first American to be named Runmate by Democrats in 1984.
Back in March, Mr. Biden had pledged to choose a woman as his fellow campaigner in numerous demands to choose a black American, which many saw as an important electoral bloc for the Democratic Party when the country experiences social unrest over the brutality of the African by the American police.
Mr. Biden faces President Donald, who is seeking re-election in the upcoming presidential election on November 3rd, and the pick of Harris is a crucial step in winning the election. The senator is known for pushing for police reform in the face of nationwide anti-racism protests sparked after the death of George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody.
The Californian Senator of the Indian-Jamaican Heritage competed for the top job and for a long time was considered not only a suitable choice for Biden’s running mates but also as Trump’s running mates.
On Tuesday, during the White House press briefing, Mr. Trump called the Republican his first choice. On October 7th, the two runners-up, Ms. Harris, and Vice President Mike Pence will debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In a tweet, Mr. Biden claimed it was a great honor to choose Ms. Harris as his runner-up mate. The Democratic presidential candidate described his colleague as a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the best civil servants in the country.
Mr. Biden also admitted, like, MS. Harris worked closely with his late son Beau when she was serving as attorney general in California. He praised the way they took over large banks, picked up working people, and protected women and children from abuse.
Ms. Harris said in a tweet that Mr. Biden can unite the American people because he spent his life fighting for them and, after winning the presidency, will build an America that does justice to his business.
She added that it would be an honor to join him as a party candidate for vice president and will do everything possible to make sure he wins.
Both Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris will be speaking in Wilmington, Delaware this Wednesday and are expected to speak about working together to restore the soul to the nation and for working families to fight to move the country forward.
For Ms. Harris, 55, who was eliminated from the presidential race in December after failing her attempt to win the Democratic nomination, this is a step in his political enterprise.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.