SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for running mate in the upcoming presidential election.
Soon after, current and former political figures took to social media to congratulate Harris, an Oakland, California native, on becoming the pick for vice president.
Governor Gavin Newsom Tweeted that Harris the perfect choice.
Let’s go win this.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 11, 2020
President Trump less than two weeks ago said that Sen. Kamala Harris would be a “fine choice.”
Trump made the comment in response to a question about veepstakes as he was leaving the White House on July 29.
Asked how he’d rate Harris as a vice president, Trump said, “I think she’d be a fine choice, Kamala Harris. She’d be a fine choice.”
— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) August 11, 2020
Former president Bill Clinton and wife, Hillary, chimed in. Bill called Harris a great partner, while Hillary said Harris would be a strong partner to Biden.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) August 11, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders touted Harris’ Democratic-party principles.
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 11, 2020
Ambassador Susan Rice chimed in to say she’ll do her “utmost” help them win.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 11, 2020
The NAACP called the nomination a “defining moment in U.S. history.”