Kamala Harris Participates in Protests, Emerging as Frontrunner for Running Mate
Amidst Biden's circle of allies and confidants, there is a growing sentiment that picking Harris is the most sensible choice for the presidency. At present, Biden holds a clear lead over President Trump
FREMONT, CA: As the race for the White House picks up pace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Kamala Harris joined protestors near the White House chanting ' Hands up! Don't shoot.' Following the same, she defended an anti-lynching bill on the Senate floor. Earlier last week, she warned that America has still not fully embraced, acknowledged, or addressed its history of racism. As Harris continues to make an impression by taking up a supporting role for the protests engulfing the nation, top democrats, including Presidential candidate Joe Biden, have started seeing Harris as a definite favorite to become a running mate.
“I think she’d be great,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. “I think that she absolutely checks all the boxes.” Fudge, who wants Biden to pick a black woman, added, “This is the opportunity to show the diversity that we were all so excited about when this campaign started." Although Harris has been championed by her Democratic officeholders and leaders, who have identified her as an appealing to suburban and centrist, a majority of the protestors who helped organize the street protests fear that party figures are missing the mood of the moment. As a traditional politician and former prosecutor, many believe that Harris may be unable to capture the passion driving the protests, and her selection could dampen the excitement that is crucial to the Democrats in November.
Amidst Biden's circle of allies and confidants, there is a growing sentiment that picking Harris is the most sensible choice for the presidency. At present, Biden holds a clear lead over President Trump. At the same time, some of his allies also believe that whomever Biden picks, should attract minimum political risk and reduce the potential for drama. Harris is mostly in ideological alignment with Biden and understands the workings of the federal government.
Biden's search for a running mate has been full of events. Biden had stated that he would be picking a woman, but the ongoing protests have added pressure for the selection of a woman of African American origin. However, the pickings are slim, and Harris is the only option who is either a Senator or Governor. Apart from Harris, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Democrats. Rep. Val Demings, U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, and ex-Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams have been linked to the role.