Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate this November officially marking the home stretch in the campaign.
The former prosecutor has many skeletons in her closet so get ready to learn all about Willie Brown and get ready to hear a lot of stories about her work as a prosecutor.
Kamala is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India and we will soon see what she is made of because the Trump campaign will be ready.
“Harris, the only Black woman in the U.S. Senate, was first elected in 2016 after serving as California’s Attorney General and, before that, San Francisco District Attorney.
A native of Oakland, California, and the child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Harris has said she was inspired to attend law school after joining civil rights protests with her parents.
“She’s been a fighter and a principled leader and I know because I’ve seen her up close and I’ve seen her in the trenches,” Biden said of Harris at a virtual fundraiser in June.
As attorney general, Harris worked closely with Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, when he was Delaware’s attorney general, particularly in challenging big banks in the wake of the housing crisis.
In her book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” Harris says the pair “talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day.”
Because of their friendship, Harris’ attack on Biden during the first Democratic primary debate— for his record on busing and working with segregationists— came as a shock to the Biden campaign, his family and the candidate himself.
“I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn’t prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me.
She knew Beau, she knows me,” Biden said in an interview later that summer. He said Harris had “mischaracterized” his position.
The surprise and backlash of that debate moment in Miami was still top of mind for Biden’s wife Jill as recently as March. T
he former second lady said in a virtual fundraiser, “Our son Beau spoke so highly of her and, you know, and how great she was.
And not that she isn’t. I’m not saying that. But it was just like a punch to the gut. It was a little unexpected.”
Both Biden and Harris allies have acknowledged that, in the months after she left the race, Harris has given her full support to the Biden campaign.
She has often campaigned virtually for Biden, holding joint fundraisers with the candidate and roundtables around issues like the racial disparities in coronavirus cases and protecting the Affordable Care Act.”