dd Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Published: 12 Aug 2020 Updated: 12 Aug 2020   

Online Desk

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.


Biden’s announcement capped a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.


Harris, who would become America’s first female and first black vice president if elected, is a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants,” Biden, 77, said in revealing his running mate.


“I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”


The decision, announced in typical 2020 style on social media, was a crucial moment for Biden as he aims to build a broad coalition of voters to oust Trump from the White House.


Harris, who at 55 is two decades Biden’s junior, could appeal to younger voters and women, particularly those in the suburbs who have been fleeing Trump.


The former California attorney general is the first person of Indian descent in the running mate role, and personifies the diversity seen as key to building enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket, particularly in a year marked by a historic reckoning on race.


She is the third female vice presidential nominee for a major party, after the groundbreaking but unsuccessful runs of Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008.


Hillary Clinton was the first female presidential nominee, losing to Trump in 2016.


Harris, who ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination against Biden, said she was “honored” to join the ticket and would “do what it takes” to help him win.




Read More

DMP to fire 26 cops involved in drug use

DMP to fire 26 cops involved in drug use

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has initiated a process to terminate ...

'Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ to be aired on television on her birthday

'Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ to be aired on television on her birthday

'Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’, a docudrama bringing to life the ...

Gonoforum faction ousts Dr Reza Kibria

Gonoforum faction ousts Dr Reza Kibria

Ousting party general secretary Dr Reza Kibria, a faction of ...

36 Corona deaths, 1106 newly identified

36 Corona deaths, 1106 newly identified

Coronavirus has killed 36 more people in the country in ...

PM to address 75th UNGA today

PM to address 75th UNGA today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address virtually the 75th Session ...

9 sued for rape in MC College dormitory

9 sued for rape in MC College dormitory

A case has been filed against nine people involved in ...

98 officials promoted as additional secretary

98 officials promoted as additional secretary

In the latest reshuffle in the public administration, a total ...

Top Bollywood actors receive summons in Indian drug probe

Top Bollywood actors receive summons in Indian drug probe

Some of Bollywood's biggest actors are being questioned in a ...