Former US President Barack Obama has expressly welcomed Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Kamala Harris as the Democratic candidate for the vice-presidential post. The 55-year-old is “more than ready for the task”, Obama declared on Wednesday.
“When you’re in the Oval Office, weighing up the toughest issues, and a decision you make that affects the lives and livelihoods of an entire country – you need someone with you who has the judgment and character to make the right decision,” Obama said. His former Vice President Biden made the right choice: “This is a good day for our country. Former vice-president and current climate activist Al Gore also welcomed the nomination and said in a tweet that Harris “has made climate change and justice in environmental matters their top priorities.
The democrat Stacey Abrams also commented on Biden’s decision. She is regarded as one of the rising stars in the party, even though she was narrowly defeated in her candidacy for governor of the state of Georgia in 2018. She is currently running a much-noticed campaign to secure and expand the right to vote in the USA. She herself was considered one of the possible candidates for the Biden-Ticket, albeit with more of an outsider’s chance.
“I am thrilled to support Senator Harris as the next vice president of the United States,” she wrote on Twitter. Biden is putting together a team that can rebuild America and restore faith in the future.
Attack by Trump – “very nasty” and “disrespectful” Not surprisingly, the incumbent US president attacked the selection of Harris. Donald Trump said at the White House that he was “surprised” by Biden’s decision, after all, the black senator had done “very, very badly” in the Democratic primary race. The president also accused Harris of having been “very nasty” and “disrespectful” to Biden in the Democratic primary race, and on Harris’s substantive positions, Trump said she wanted to increase taxes and cut military spending. She also spoke out against so-called fracking to produce oil and gas and for a “nationalized” health care system.
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