Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered a searing response when asked about talk she’d make the perfect candidate for vice president, noting that one member of the 2020 Democratic field has already proven they know how to do the job: former Vice President Joe Biden.
Kamala Harris here in NH: “I think Joe Biden would be a great runningmate. As vice president he’s shown he can do the job.”
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) May 15, 2019
I asked Kamala Harris if she’s sick of all the talk of how she’s the perfect VP. She responded: I think that Joe Biden would be a great running mate. That as vice president he's proven he knows how to do the job. pic.twitter.com/9wHwOlKoxw
— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) May 15, 2019
Harris’ response comes after Politico on Monday reported senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus view a Biden-Harris matchup as “a dream ticket.”
The media has a fascination with subordinating black women to Joe Biden to lift him up – first obsessing with Stacey Abrams for VP and now Sen Harris. It’s sexist and racist -both of these women can run for the top of the ticket themselves and win, thank you! https://t.co/lmXhndD08d
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 13, 2019
Speaking with reporters in Nashua, New Hampshire, Harris also hit Biden for his support of the 1994 crime bill, which the California Democrat said contributed “to mass incarceration in our country.”
“It encourages and was the first time that we had a federal three strikes law,” Harris noted, adding that she “sadly” disagrees with the former vice president over his support of the bill.
Here in Nashua, I asked Senator Kamala Harris to respond to VP Joe Biden's remarks yesterday that the 1994 crime bill did not lead to mass incarceration. Harris told me, "I have a great deal of respect for, for Vice President Joe Biden but, I disagree with him." pic.twitter.com/nAULKN7quD
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) May 15, 2019