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Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. The California senator will be the first woman of color to be a major party pick for VP.
Biden made the announcement on Tuesday.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

The long-awaited announcement came with praise on his pick.

In an interview on MSNBC, Rev. Al Sharpton weighed in on the news stating, “Joe Biden could’ve chosen someone else, but he couldn’t have chosen someone better.”

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris Meets With Civil Rights Leader Al Sharpton In New York City

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The HBCU graduate received support from her alma mater, Howard University.

“From the Hilltop to Capitol Hill, congratulations to our alumna, Senator @KamalaHarris, the democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States,” Howard University tweeted.

Niece Meena Harris shared the excitement, posting a photo of herself sporting a hooding with an image of her aunt under the caption, “2020.”

“Feels good to put this back on,” she captioned in the Instagram post. “Excited and proud. #BidenHarris2020 LET’S DO THIS.”

 

Her sister, Maya Harris, also shared her excitement on the VP selection.

“That day when a little girl from Oaktown became the first Black woman to be a major-party vice-presidential nominee,” her sister shared.

Ahead of the announcement, Harris tweeted that we have the opportunity to change the lack of representation in Washington, DC.

“Black women and women of color have long been underrepresented in elected office and in November we have an opportunity to change that,” she tweeted. Let’s get to work.”

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