Democratic Party candidate for upcoming U.S Presidential elections Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate it the election slated for later in the year.
This announcement makes Harris the first ever black woman to be on a major U.S party presidential ticket. Additionally, she is also the first Asia-American woman to be on a major U.S party presidential ticket.
Demonstrations against racial injustices and discrimination have been running across the United States for a while now following the murder of George Floyd who got murdered by police officers months ago.
Since the ordeal, Biden came out strongly to condemn any type of racial prejudice in the country and the world at large. This also put pressure on him to appoint a black person as his running mate.
Following the revelation, Biden took on Twitter to describe Harris as ‘a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants’.
On the other hand, Harris described Biden as a man that could ‘unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us’.
Biden’s campaign team said the 77 years old and Harris 55 will make an appearance together after the announcement at his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.