White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris, a high-profile black senator from California, as his vice-presidential choice Tuesday, capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.
“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, 77, said on Twitter.
“I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
The decision, announced in the typical 2020 style on social media, is a huge one for Biden as he aims to build a broad coalition of voters to oust Trump from the White House.
Taking to Twitter shortly after the announcement, Harris said she was “honored” to join Biden as nominee for vice president, and would “do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”