Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Joe Biden pick for his vp running mate.
Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate on Tuesday.
Biden’s announcement was made in a text and tweet. This aligns him with a former presidential rival whose most electric campaign performance came when she criticized his record on school integration during a debate.
Kamala D Harris is 55 years old and is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants. The first term senator previously served as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general. She developed a close friendship with Biden’s late son Beau, a relationship that Biden said he reflected upon in making his decision.
Harris, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary in December, was an early front runner in the vice presidential sweepstakes, there were still lingering concerns about the sting of the debate moment on her chances until Tuesday afternoon.
The decision was a months long process. Before the decision included vetting nearly a dozen women as potential nominees. Biden on Tuesday informed some of the others that they were not chosen.
Harris’s prosecutorial record has drawn attacks from party liberals, who have criticized her past stances as too harsh and contend that her record does not meet a moment when police misconduct has rocketed into the national conversation.
But in Washington Harris also has built a reputation as a sharp questioner in Senate hearings, particularly of Trump administration nominees. She has been a forceful advocate for Black families during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and she helped draft a bill ending qualified immunity for police. Some of those who were skeptical of her during her campaign have softened their views of her in recent months.