Joe Biden had one job in 2020: Choose a running mate who would inspire and unify the already heavily divided Democratic Party.
Spoiler alert: He blew it.
Biden announced on Tuesday that he had chosen Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate.
Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, elevating a charismatic blue-state senator, former prosecutor and onetime 2020 primary rival who has built a reputation as an unyielding antagonist of the Trump administration.
Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was the wire-to-wire frontrunner for Biden’s No. 2 job. Her experience as a battle-tested presidential candidate, her efforts leading major law enforcement offices and her political track record of three election wins in California helped her overcome a crowded list of contenders.
And while the mainstream media will surely tout Harris as a revelation in the world of politics, the Democratic base is less than enthused.
Harris’ record as a hard-nosed prosecutor has tainted her legacy with the radical left, who are currently engaged in a campaign to defund police departments around the country and generally eschew the sort of stubbornly-positive view of law enforcement that Harris represents.
Worse still was Harris blatant lie about “smoking weed and listening to Tupac” in college, that she uttered in an attempt to appear “hip” to the Democratic voter base. It took less than an hour for the internet to fact check this claim, noting that there were zero releases from the famed rapper available at any time that Harris was in academia.
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