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Black male and female leaders from around the country who called on presidential candidate Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as vice-president, got their wishes granted as President Obama’s former vice president picked Kamala Harris as his running mate.
“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced on Twitter on August 11, 2020.
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” Biden added. “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.”
Kamala Harris is African and Asian American, a former prosecutor and senator since 2017, who also ran for president in the 2020 election. She ended her campaign on December 3, 2019.
Harris has been criticized in the Black community for her record as a prosecutor.