Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Kamala Harris named by Joe Biden as his VP pick

If elected, the senator would be the nation’s first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president.

By Adam Edelman, Deepa Shivaram and Kristen Welker

Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday.

The decision comes more than a year after Harris, who was also a 2020 Democratic candidate, clashed with Biden over racial issues during the first primary debate. If elected, she would be the nation’s first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president.

Picking Harris, who is 55, provides the ticket with some generational diversity. Biden, 77, would be the oldest president-elect in U.S. history.  Read more >>