Kamala Harris, the California senator with a questionable record as a prosecutor along with a number of far-left ideologies, will be Joe Biden’s running mate.
“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Biden said in an email to supporters.
“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,” Harris tweeted.
Sen. Harris was a co-sponsor last year of “The Green New Deal” and has co-sponsored other far-left bills such as Bernie Sanders’ single payer “Medicare-for-all” bill.
Harris also called for a national moratorium on the death penalty. Targeting the second amendment, Harris proposed a ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons and supported a national buyback program for such weapons.
The Senator makes history as the first Black woman to serve as a major political party’s VP pick.
Biden announced in March that his plan to pander to the left was to pick a woman as his running mate. Recently for the Democrats however, that was not enough, as they looked to seize on the current racial climate by demanding that Biden’s VP pick also be black.
Biden, whose approval ratings with Black Americans have been on a rapid decline as more and more of his racist comments have come to light – such as suggesting that Blacks had to vote Democrat or they’re “not black” – will look to focus very heavily on Harris’ skin color to win back brownie points.
Signaling the campaign’s line of attack against Harris, President Trump responded by tweeting out an attack ad soon after the announcement that called her “phony Kamala Harris.”
The Trump campaign also released a statement from Katrina Pierson, a Trump 2020 senior adviser, that said: “In her failed attempt at running for president, Kamala Harris gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of health care. She is proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme agenda of the radicals on the left.”
The decision, following months of secret meetings and closely held deliberations, would indicate the former vice president is setting aside their friction from the primary campaign.
Biden’s naming of 55-year-old Harris as his running mate comes 13 months after she embarrassed him on the debate stage in Miami at the first Democratic presidential primary showdown.
During the debate, Harris criticized comments by the former vice president spotlighting his ability to find common ground during the 1970s with segregationist senators – asserting that Joe Biden was in fact, a racist.
Biden’s poll numbers briefly edged down after the debate – and Harris enjoyed a very short-lived surge in the polls before her campaign ultimately lost support, forcing Harris to end her White House bid last December.
Even before she announced her White House bid in January of last year, Harris’ record as a “progressive prosecutor” was being scrutinized and criticized by some on the left.
And that record was in the spotlight at last summer’s second Democratic primary debate in Detroit, as the senator faced withering attacks from Biden and another rival, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
The former vice president accused Harris of keeping nonviolent prisoners behind bars during her tenure as California attorney general because they were a source of cheap labor for the state.
“What happened? Along came a federal judge and said enough is enough and he freed 1,000 of these people,” Biden said as he argued that Harris was forced by a judge to release the prisoners.
Gabbard also jumped in to land heavy blows – accusing Harris of keeping “people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.”