Kamala Harris emerges as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential nominee

AfriDetail│ 12 August 2020 │ 07:00

WASHINGTON – Among the female candidates that Joe Biden was expected to pick as his running mate, Senator Kamala Devi Harris stands out.

Biden announcement of Harris on Tuesday 11, August 2020 as his vice-presidential nominee was received with an overwhelming approval across the Democrats.

Kamala Harris, 55, a black American from Oakland, California has been described as a choice with a range of rich potential that can add to the victory of the Democratic Party in the forthcoming November presidential election.

Harris was one of Biden’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. She dropped out of the race late last year, citing lack of funds to continue.

Harris, a lawyer and junior senator, is the second African American woman and the first Indian American to serve in the United States Senate.

Former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are among many who congratulate her for the nomination “I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake,” Barack Obama tweeted.

Hillary Clinton tweets “She’s already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader.”

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