Kamala Harris the VP choice. San Francisco is on the political map again

San Francisco, again. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Governor Gavin Newsom.

Now the former San Francisco District Attorney, California Attorney General and currently Senator Kamala Harris is the VP in waiting.

Breaking News 4.15.2019

Excerpted from Buzz Feed News – 8.11.2020

The California senator, who ran for president herself this year, will be the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket.

Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California, at one point his most critical rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to be his running mate.

“You make a lot of important decisions as president,” Biden said in an email to supporters Tuesday afternoon. “But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021.”

“I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead,” Biden wrote in the email. “Kamala is that person.”Harris is likely to serve Biden’s campaign as both a weapon against Trump and a liaison on important issues of criminal justice and policing reform. As the former top prosecutor in San Francisco and later for the state of California, Harris had built her own presidential bid as a prosecution of Trump, with a national profile that was elevated by her grilling of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings.