We regret the mistake.”. One of the most influential people in my life, in addition to my mother, was my grandfather P.V. Gavin Newsom tweeted his support for Harris, saying she is the "perfect choice" for Biden. Later, at a White House press conference, Trump said Harris was "nasty" and "disrespectful" to Biden during the primary. Perhaps this “mistake” was a false flag or a trial balloon. “Senator Kamala Harris is nothing short of an exceptional choice for vice president,” said Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David. "I need someone who understands the pain that so many people in our nation are suffering. Joe Biden announces Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, How Kamala Harris went from prosecutor to vice presidential candidate, Trump says Kamala Harris 'nasty' and 'disrespectful' to Joe Biden, surprised by VP pick, Kamala Harris will bring energy, charisma to Biden campaign, worked closely with Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, Trump said Harris was "nasty" and "disrespectful", McCaskill on Sen. Harris: 'Her career shows that she has what it takes' to be Vice President, Susan Rice: Kamala Harris is ‘a great choice’ as Joe Biden’s running mate, Strengths and weaknesses Kamala Harris brings to the Biden campaign, Nicolle Wallace: Harris was pick that scared Trump campaign the most. As a Black woman who covered her campaign, the joy I see on Twitter and an innumerable number of sources calling my phone to express their views on the news, does not surprise me. Folks from all different strides of life who criticized her platform, they then voiced regret that she, the only Black woman to run for the 2020 Democratic nomination, would not be on the December 2019 debate stage. The piece highlights the role of her Indian identity, sure to surface again in the coming months. He went on to serve as a co-chair of Biden’s vice presidential search committee, responsible for vetting potential candidates and advising Biden on a pick,” Ali reported. Most importantly, being the VP … By Melissa Macaya, Meg Wagner, Mike Hayes, Veronica Rocha and Elise Hammond, CNN, From CNN's Gregory Krieg and Jasmine Wright. "She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing, the way she was," Trump said. Former President Barack Obama lauded the pick as Biden's "ideal partner to help him tackle the very real challenges America faces right now and in the years ahead.". ", "This president says he 'doesn’t want to be distracted by it.' . Harris ended her presidential bid in December. Harris, the only Black woman in the U.S. Senate, was elected in 2016 after serving as California’s attorney general and, before that, San Francisco district attorney. Adam Edelman is a political reporter for NBC News. 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. It's headlined, "Kamala Devi Harris: The 'female Obama' discusses her campaign for California attorney general.". Terms under which this service is provided to you. One is not to the exclusion of the other – I believe that point is at the heart of this matter. "Whoever he chooses from the very qualified options to help him win & unite the country, she'll be one too.". “Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party,” Pierson wrote. He’s been a fantastic vice president. Other top contenders included former national security adviser Susan Rice, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Michigan Gov. The Atlanta mayor went on to describe why this moment is important for younger generations. Kamala Harris most recently created a buzz after appearing on MSNBC looking unlike herself, stirring up speculation that she’s had Botox treatments or plastic surgery recently. But don’t let that burden you.". ", “We need this ticket in America,” Bottoms told CNN’s Jim Acosta during "The Situation Room.". Harris was praised for her pointed questioning of Attorney General Bill Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during their respective confirmation hearings, highlighting her record as a prosecutor. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris shake hands before a presidential Democratic debate in Detroit on July 31, 2019. Harris is also the first person of Indian descent to appear on a presidential ticket. If Biden defeats President Trump in November, Harris would become the first woman in US history to serve as vice president. 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. He doesn’t understand that taking care of the people of this nation — all the people — isn’t a distraction — it’s the job," Biden continued. My grandparents used to visit us in Berkeley all the time.