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.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
Since Biden pledged to bring on a woman onto his ticket last March, names like Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Rice and Karen Bass all seemed like strong contenders for the nomination. Biden ended up selecting Harris, a fierce critic of his during the primary, making her the first Black and Asian American woman on a major party ticket in United States history. The pair will make their first appearance together today in Delaware.
Some Democrats, particularly in the center-left wing of the party, were excited about the choice. Harris has national name recognition and has proven herself as a strong orator and debater, which was particularly on display during several appearances on the Senate judiciary committee where she challenged Trump officials.
Senator Kamala Harris will make a phenomenal Vice President.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 12, 2020
I have so much hope and excitement, I almost forgot what it is to feel this. Logging off for a while so nothing screws with this vibe. https://t.co/RxB24191QT
— lisa barnes (@ljbarnes9) August 11, 2020
The fact that Joe Biden chose a person who landed a hard punch to him on the debate stage shows he’s the exact opposite of the motherfucker, who is a petty prick that would never choose a VP who didn’t kiss his ass. Biden will use Kamala’s tenacity to all our advantage. Stoked🤩
— 🌊 Death Row Tull 🌊 (@dukewindsor388) August 11, 2020
During the primary, however, Harris failed to make any headway with progressives due to her record as a California prosecutor. That distaste popped up again following Biden’s announcement.
Hey Kamala Harris is a dirty fuckin cop who put trans women in male prisons (resulting in murder), denied all trans inmates gender affirming surgeries, over 1500 marijuana arrests, and withheld evidence to free a man on death row.
Also voted yes on SESTA FOSTA
— Olivia 📸 📽 (@oliviawildin) August 11, 2020
So let me get this straight
In an era of Black Lives Matters and Defund the Police, Joe Biden proposed increasing police budgets and now he has announced a cop, Kamala as VP
The Democratic Party is laughing at black people right now
— Kamala Harris is a Steve Mnuchin Democrat 🥋 (@SocialistMMA) August 11, 2020
Personally, I think it’s very cool that Biden, who’s ’94 crime bill encouraged mass incarceration, and Kamala Harris, who refused to investigate police misconduct as California’s top cop, is our only choice for a not openly fascist Executive leadership in 2021.
— Dylan-149 (@ishikusui) August 11, 2020
There are 83 days until Election Day 2020, November 3rd. The internet’s only going to get more wild from here.