• US elections Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as a candidate for the Democratic Vice Presidency
  • Opinion.The Biden-Harris ticket, ready for combat

The senator from California and candidate for the Democratic nomination for the US Vice Presidency, Kamala Harris, said today that the country is "crying out for leadership" and that she is ready to "start working" , in an act of presentation with the candidate for the Presidency, Joe Biden.

Biden, Donald Trump's virtual rival in the November elections, said today that he expects a "strong reaction" and support with the appointment of Senator Kamala Harris as his number two in the White House and assured that today girls of color know that they can become president.

"Across the country, girls, especially of color and black, who are often ignored and undervalued ; today, perhaps, they see each other for the first time in a new way: they know they have what it takes to be president and vice president," said Biden. .

The announcement, which took place in Wilmington, Delaware , where Biden resides, traditionally serves as a boost among Democratic campaign donors large and small, as well as in polls that favor Biden in key states.

Biden and Harris framed the electoral contest as a "battle for the soul of the United States" and criticized Trump for having led the country to the worst health crisis in a century for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left more than 165,000 dead and does not give clear indications of remitting.

Harris, who at 55 is the first African-American woman of Asian descent to be nominated for the Vice Presidency by one of the two great parties, said that the country faces an unprecedented economic and moral crisis and that "like everything that Trump has inherited in his life, he will leave everything on the ground. "

Biden recalled that in his decision about who would be his running mate, the opinion of Harris was weighed by his son Beau Biden , who died in 2015 of cancer.

The senator also highlighted that connection that united her to the Biden family and assured that she is "proud" to join the team of the candidate , whom she harshly criticized during the primary campaign in which Harris also ran as a presidential candidate.

The vice presidential candidate said that Biden in addition to having worked with the first black president in the history of the United States, Barack Obama , "has chosen the first black woman to be nominated for vice president.

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