US President Joe Biden thanks Kamala Harris for his work as Vice President
âA year ago today, I made one of the most important decisions of my life: choosing my vice president. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner and friend on this trip. Thank you @VP for all you do, âMr. Biden tweeted.
US President Joe Biden thanked Kamala Harris for her work as vice president, saying he couldn’t have asked for a better partner and friend than she was. Mr Biden, a Democrat, recalled that he chose Ms Harris as his running mate on Aug. 11 a year ago.
Mr Biden appointed Ms Harris as his running mate on August 11, 2020, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete for the presidential ticket of a major US political party.
âA year ago today, I made one of the most important decisions of my life: choosing my vice president. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner and friend on this trip. Thank you @VP for all you do, âMr. Biden tweeted Wednesday.
Mr Biden tasked Ms Harris with controlling a wave at the country’s southern border in June. As part of her efforts, she visited Guatemala and Mexico and met with senior leaders from both countries. During her trip, Ms Harris urged potential migrants not to attempt to enter the United States illegally.
Ms Harris is also expected to visit Vietnam and Singapore this month, amid mounting tensions between the United States and China.
At the time of her appointment, the California senator was only the third woman to be selected as a running mate on a list of major parties. Then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and the New York House of Representatives Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 were the other two.
However, Ms Harris, 56, is the only candidate to win the election. Thus, she is the first woman, the first Black American and the first American of South Asian origin to be elected Vice President of the United States.
Ms. Harris was born to two immigrant parents: a black father and an Indian mother. Her father, Donald Harris, was from Jamaica and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, cancer researcher and civil rights activist from Chennai.