Kamala Harris is tough, proven fighter for middle class: Joe Biden

Brenda Watkins
August 13, 2020

"I think she is a skilled debater", Pence said, "but I can't wait to get to Salt Lake City and be on the stage with her to compare Joe Biden's almost 50 years of public life, the agenda of the radical Left, the agenda that she's embraced throughout her political career". James Berg, an Oglala Sioux who is a former housing director for both his tribe and the Yakama Nation and also served as an analyst in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, noted that although Harris is Black and South Asian, her record with both African-Americans and tribal nations is spotty.

"We're experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change", she said.

The pair's appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, gave a glimpse into how Mr Biden and Ms Harris will battle Mr Trump in the presidential election.

The pro-Trump Fox News, however, attacked Harris as a "one-dimensional" candidate who would alienate white voters.

Despite the awkwardly intimate setting, a far cry from the typical campaign rollout featuring an audience of thousands, Harris appeared telegenic and confident in her first speech as vice presidential nominee - for which she and Biden both arrived wearing facemasks.

Sophie Turner has congratulated US Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on becoming the first person of Indian descent to achieve the honour.

Biden said Kamala would be the best partner for him to finally get the country back on track.

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As the child of immigrants, Biden said, Harris knows personally how immigrant families enrich the country, as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up black and Indian American in the United States of America.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event with his running mate Sen.

He said that Ms Harris' story as the child of immigrants and a woman of colour who fought her way to the top ranks of U.S. legal and political circles would inspire the country. "So it begins. You're not allowed to criticize Kamala Harris or Kamala Harris or whatever".

Trump also tweeted video links, showing Biden and Harris attacking each other during the primary.

Biden and Harris appear to share an affinity despite past clashes, including a searing exchange at the first Democratic debate previous year when Harris assailed Biden's opposition to 1970s busing programs that desegregated schools. If she and Mr Biden win, the telegenic but tough Ms Harris would nearly certainly become the 2024 or 2028 Democratic presidential frontrunner.

A little surprised that he picked her.

Trump, who last month acknowledged Harris would be a "fine choice" for Biden, attacked her following Tuesday's announcement as "nasty" and a radical leftist who would implement "socialized medicine" and confiscate Americans' guns. Trump called her "very weak on facts". "Now let's go win this thing".

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