Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his 2020 running mate, making her the first black woman ever selected as a vice-presidential candidate by one of the country’s two major political parties.
Pro-life activists are criticizing the move, however, with one calling the Biden-Harris ticket the “most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history.” Meanwhile, abortion-rights activists are praising the nomination, calling Harris a “reproductive freedom champion.”
“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 wrote in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.
In a second tweet, Biden explained that his late son, Beau, worked closely with Harris when she served as attorney general of California.
“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden wrote. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Harris, 55, was one of Biden’s fiercest critics during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debates, criticizing the former vice president’s past opposition to federally mandated busing to desegregate schools.
“[email protected] can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals,” Harris wrote in a tweet Tuesday. 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.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith