Joe Biden is hoping to run for president against Donald Trump, this November. But there’s another important job to think about: When someone campaigns to be president – they need a vice president. Biden has finally chosen who he wants to be his vice president, and her name is Kamala Harris.
Harris is now the third woman to be chosen as a possible vice president by one of the two main parties. She is now a senator for California. Before that, she was worked as the attorney general of California and a criminal prosecutor.
Biden tweeted to his followers:
“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.
At the beginning of his campaign, he promised to pick “a woman of color,” so many guessed that Harris would be his choice.
Harris was also a candidate to be the Democrat presidential nominee, but she dropped out of the race due to lack of money. She and Biden haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. One of the most famous moments of her campaign was actually when she attacked Biden for his past ideas on race and civil rights. It seems the rift between the two politicians has healed.
The choice of vice president this time is more important than normal. If Joe Biden wins in November, he will be the oldest person to become president, so his vice president may need to take over if his health fails.
Harris is the first woman of color to run for the office of vice president in the United States. Win or lose, she will be remembered in history for this achievement.