Democratic Presidential Candidate Biden and VP Candidate Kamala Harris' first public appearance as a ticket — and her official introduction as VP candidate — took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
"I have no doubt that I picked the right person. Kamala Harris is smart, tough, experienced, and a proven fighter for the backbone of this country, the middle class. She knows how to make the hard calls. She's ready to do this job on day one. We're both ready to get to work, rebuilding this nation," said Joe Biden.
Explaining the process of determining his Vice President candidate based on his own experience, Joe Biden stated that when the former President Barack Obama asked him what he wanted most importantly at that time, he said that he wanted to be the last person in the room before Obama made important decisions. "That's what I asked Kamala," he said.
Joe Biden said Kamala Harris is "a child of immigrants" who "knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the U.S.A"
"We have a public health crisis, but months later, the President has shown no real leadership. Local governments are trying to fill the vacuum of leadership from the President, who has not put forward a plan on how to get this pandemic under control. Instead, he's insisting that this virus will disappear by signing executive orders", Biden said and criticized the Trump Administration's approach to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kamala Harris: "America is crying out for leadership!"
"President's mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. We're experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience, demanding change. America is crying out for leadership. Yet we have a President who cares more about himself than the people who elected him. But here's the good news, we don't have to accept the failed government of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. In 83 days, we have a chance to choose a better future for our country," she said.
Joe Biden's Son; Beau Biden
Kamal Harris spoke of her work with Biden's son Beau Biden during the financial crisis while both were state attorneys general, saying, "We spoke almost every day, and I learned quickly that Beau was the kind of guy who inspired people to be a better version of themselves."
About Senator Kamala Harris
Personal Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, California
Education: Howard University, B.A. political science, and economics,
1986; the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989
First African-American, first woman, and first Asian-American to become attorney general of California.
First South Asian-American attorney general in the U.S.
First Indian-American and 2nd African-American woman to serve as a Senator.
First African-American woman to represent California in the Senate.
She is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants