Joe Biden, a United States Presidential Candidate under the banners of the Democratic Party, has picked California Senator, Kamala Harris, as his running mate for the United States presidential election.
In a historic event which saw kamala Harris become the first black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket, Biden disclosed that his choice of Kamala as his running mate was due to her being a fearless fighter and one of the country’s finest public servants.
He said, “Back when kamala was Attorney General, she worked with Beau, I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign”.
Ms Harris, a 55- year old Senator, is born of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. She grew up embracing her Indian culture, but living a proudly African-American life. In-fact, when she ran for a senate seat in 2015, she was described as the “daughter of an Indian cancer researcher and a Jamaican economics professor owing to the profession of her parent.
In her response to her candidacy, Kamara Harris said, “Joe Biden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideas”.