Three other women were chosen by Democratic Presidential contenders to be their running mates. Kamala Harris, daughter of a Black father and mother of Indian descent is the first woman of color. Both parents are immigrants who came to the United States before she was born in Oakland , California 55 years ago.
Joe Biden announced his selection in a text message and in an email to his supporters. “Joe Biden here. Big news. I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate. Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.” This happened on Tuesday , August 11. Biden had said he would pick a woman and interviews of qualified women had taken place. Susan Rice, Karen Bass, Elizabeth Warren, Val Demings and Gretchen Witmer had been finalists.
Harris has a formidable background that led to her entry into the 2020 Presidential race in Oakland when 20,000 excited people gathered to cheer her first official speech. It is ironic that Donald Trump ,who is fixated on numbers in crowds commented at the time about her crowd size being amazing.
As a child, Kamala rode a school bus during Civil Rights Movement activities. She grew up learning history first hand and attended Howard University, a leading Black college for her bachelor’s degree. She earned a law degree and became a prosecutor , developing formidable questioning skills in courtrooms. Next, she decided to seek a political career and ran against the District Attorney in San Francisco who was her boss. Kamala won that race and built a reputation as knowledgeable , fair and tough on criminals. Kamala finally sought the top legal position in California, Attorney General and won. During her years as Attorney General of California she became friends with the Attorney General of Delaware, Beau Biden, son of Joe Biden.
Kamala Harris finally ran for the United States Senate and won. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey who has known her for over two decades, said, “ There was no path laid out for her. She had to be savvy to find her way through the set of obstacles that most people in the positions she’s held have not had to deal with. Cory Booker, who served as the Black mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the state, knows exactly what those obstacles are: racism and prejudice.
As a senator, Harris serves on The Intelligence Committee as well as The Judiciary Committee. Different important hearings were held when her questioning skills became known to the American public during televised hearings. William Barr the Attorney General of the United States was questioned by her about his introduction of Robert Mueller’s 400 page Report about Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. He had submitted a four page cursory overview and she asked him if he had read all of it including footnotes. He hemmed and hawed and finally said he had not read everything. She had cut him down to size before millions of viewers. Some of us never forgot that.
Kamala also was a fierce questioner of Brett Kavanaugh when he was Donald Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court. When Joe Biden introduced her, he said “She is the best person to take the fight to Donald Trump.”
Now, we see that Donald Trump has created a second Birther Lie….. He is saying that she was not born in the United States. Her mother was born in India, NOT KAMALA…. GOT THAT DONALD….. Your grandfather was born in Germany… not Sweden as you lied for years. Stop creating BIG LIES ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.
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