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Biden picks Harris as running mate

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/11/20, 05:20 pm

Sen. Kamala Harris beat out former national security adviser Susan Rice, Rep. Karen Bass, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and several other possible choices for a spot next to Joe Biden on the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket. Harris ran against Biden for the Democratic nomination before dropping out in December 2019. The former vice president called senator from California “a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the country’s finest public servants” in a tweet on Tuesday.

What experience does Harris have? She started her political career by becoming an elected attorney for the city of San Francisco. She served her state as a prosecutor and then as attorney general from 2010 to 2016, when she won a seat in the U.S. Senate. During her campaign for the nomination, Harris bashed Biden for his previous association with Southern senators who supported segregation, but she threw her full support behind him after he became the party’s presumptive nominee. Harris is known for her fierce defense of Planned Parenthood and prosecution of pro-life activists.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Bob Brown’s report from 2016 on Harris’ seizure of undercover videos involved in the Center for Medical Progress’ investigation into Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal trafficking of body parts from aborted babies.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 12:40 am


  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 11:35 am

    The headline should read, "Biden opens the envelope and reads the name picked to be his running mate by the DNC." 

  •  CaptTee's picture
    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 04:35 pm

    If you think reporters should be prosecuted for exposing Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, then former Attorney General Kamela Harris is the candidate for you!

    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 07:38 pm

    Isn't it sad what Dems had to choose from for VP?

    Harris must have been the least worst of the bunch, but that isn't saying much.

    The Trump team has lots of background info on Harris, but I'm sure the press has been informed to keep that information from reaching the voters.  The wealthy leftist social media will be doing their part, as well as the "fact" checkers.