After much anticipation, Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for vice president on Tuesday (Aug. 11), and the former Senator is “honored” by the opportunity.
“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 ideals,” tweeted Harris. “I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”
Biden revealed Harris as his running mate on Twitter calling the former prosecutor a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.” Harris, who is biracial, is the first Black and South Asian woman nominee from a major party.
The political rivals-turned-running mates previously faced off during Democratic debates last year. Harris suspended her bid for president in December 2019 and went on to endorse Biden’s presidential campaign.
In response to the VP news, former President Barack Obama tweeted in part that he’s known Harris for a years, and that she’s “more than prepared for the job” of VP.
“This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing,” Obama added of the upcoming November election.