Democratic presidential candidate Jo Biden has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running partner and should he win the general election in November, vice president of the United States.
Biden announced his choice on Tuesday and with that the 55-year-old Harris made history as she could become the first bi-racial vice president of the United States.
But, Politico reports that the California native is not new to breaking records:
“She is the first Black woman to be elected district attorney in California history, first woman to be California’s attorney general, first Indian American senator, and now, the first Black woman and first Asian American to be picked as a vice presidential running mate on a major-party ticket.”
Harris has been the Senator of California since 2017 and even ran against 77-year-old Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate a few years back.
While she pulled out of the race then, she has widely been seen as the clear choice for Biden. With the US currently facing racial tensions with the Black Lives Matter movement, the bi-racial Harris could be the reason why Democrats from all ethnic groups feel represented in the White House again after Obama left.
According to Wikipedia, Harris, who simply refers to herself as “an American” in her autobiography “I am who I am” married Doug Emhoff in 2014. Her mother was a breast-cancer scientist from India and her father is an economics professor from Jamaica.
And of course, what would a presidential campaign be without its endorsements from celebrities. The likes of singer and songwriters Taylor Swift and John Legend, as well as basketball star LeBron James took to social media to show their support.
Biden and Harris will be running against current US president Donald Trump and his current vice president Mike Pence.
Watch the Guardian video below for memorable events from Harris.
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