(Tea Party PAC) – Well, the wait is over.
Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden has picked his running mate from the list of intersectionality-rich (i.e. black women) that his campaign has been mulling over for far too long.
So, who’s the lucky lady?
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Yup, the same lady who grilled Biden on the debate stage for his stance on bussing and then embarrassingly got destroyed herself in a subsequent debate by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
“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 on Twitter on Tuesday, ending months of speculation as to who would join him on the ticket.
“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” he continued, referencing his late son Beau Biden, who was the AG for Delaware. Before being elected to the US Senate, Harris was the AG for California. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
After Biden’s announcement, Harris wrote on Twitter: “[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. 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.”
.@JoeBiden 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.
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.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 11, 2020
Weird, back in the primaries she seemed to think Biden was racist, and also expressed that she believed the women who have accused him of sexual assault.
Gosh, this just made an already awkward campaign a whole lot weirder.
Harris ended her own bid for the White House in December amid dismal poll numbers and reported turmoil in her campaign. Although the California Democrat launched her campaign with much fanfare, her failed path to the White House never generated support akin to top tier candidates such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and of course, her running mate, Biden.
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, seemed tickled by the pick.
They quickly branded the new team as: “Slow Joe and Phony Kamala.”
“Kamala Harris ran for president by rushing to the radical left, embracing Bernie’s plan for socialized medicine, calling for trillions in new taxes, attacking Joe Biden for racist policies,” the Trump campaign said in a video which was tweeted by President Trump. “They smartly spotted a phony — but not Joe Biden. He’s not that smart,” the ad continues, before adding Biden “is handing over the reins to Kamala” if the two win in November.
“Slow Joe and Phony Kamala: Perfect together, wrong for America,” the ad concludes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020
Ha! They sure worked quickly.
Biden and Harris are going to have a hard time brushing off their previous clashing.
As Breitbart News reported last year:
[One of the] altercation[s] was initiated by CNN when the debate’s moderators asked Harris if her position against federally mandated busing was the same as the one touted by Biden. Harris began her response by saying it was “simply false” to claim she and the former vice president stood on the same side of the issue, before moving to broader denouncement of Biden and his recent praise of segregationists.
Harris said that on the topic she and Biden could not “be further apart,” adding the former vice president was still refusing to acknowledge his past. The attack echoes the one Harris launched at the first debate when she confronted Biden for praising the “civility” of two segregationists Democrats, the late Sens. James Eastland (D-MS) and Herman Talmadge (D-GA). Biden had invoked the men, who dedicated their careers to halting the progress of civil rights, while touting on the campaign trail his ability to forge legislative “consensus.”
The rebuke left Biden reeling to respond. The former vice president accused Harris of mischaracterizing his record, but rather than offering proof the 76-year-old frontrunner only muddled his stance on busing and falsely claimed to have never praised racists.
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