Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Harris Joe discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
On all in its Kamla Harris Joe. Biden makes his vice presidential pick choosing his former rival to be his running mate tonight as Kamala Harris becomes the very first woman of color on a presidential. Ticket. Obama. Senior Adviser, Valerie. Jarrett on this historic moment and the last Democrat to run for Vice President Tim. Kaine on what Harris can expect when it's time to face trump and pence when all is starts right now. Good evening from Philadelphia Molly, she for Chris Hayes after weeks of waiting and wondering and speculating, we now know Joe Biden's pick for his vice presidential running mate Senator Kamala Harris of California the news broke this afternoon about four fifteen eastern time with texts an email from Biden, going out to his campaign supporters saying quote I've decided that Comma Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and mike pence, and then to lead this nation starting January twenty, twenty one he followed up shortly with a tweet calling Senator Harris quote a fearless. Fighter for the Little Guy and one of the country's finest public servants. The senators first reaction came on twitter to writing that she is honored to join the ticket and do what it takes to make Biden our commander in chief it was a fitting virtual reveal and reaction for a campaign that's been running almost entirely without in person events for months mid the coronavirus crisis Joe Biden's campaign photographer posted this photo after the announcement showing the moment that he told Senator Harris that he had selected her as his vp today over video chat from his home in Delaware. But they are actually going to be together in person tomorrow they'll deliver remarks at an event near Biden's longtime home in Wilmington Delaware. A lot of Americans were first introduced to Senator Harris during her presidential campaign. Last year, we tell you about her she was born and raised in California the daughter of Indian and Jamaican emigrants. Her mother was a cancer researcher, her father, an economics professor she started her career as a deputy district attorney she went on. To become the district attorney for San. Francisco and then California's attorney. General Joe Biden noted in his email announcement this afternoon that Harrison his late son Bo where attorney general's at the same time blow in Delaware which is how Joe I met Kayla Harris Biden writes that Bo quote had enormous respect for Harris and her work and that he thought a lot about that as he made this decision there no one's opinion I valid valued more than bose. After her election to the Senate, in two, twenty, sixteen, Harris gained recognition for her tough questioning of witnesses that came before her on the intelligence and judiciary committees like the attorney. General. Bill Bar, following the release of the Miller report. Attorney John Bar has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone. I wouldn't I wouldn't a yes or no. Question I will repeat it has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone yes or no please sir. The President or anybody else. Seems you'd remember something like that and be able to tell us? Yeah, but I'm trying to grapple with the word suggest I. Mean there have been discussions of matters out there that. They have not asked me to open investigation. Perhaps they've suggested I know I wouldn't say suggests hinted. I Dunno inferred. Okay. Senator Harris is obvious tough talking skills were also on display during her run for president when she and Joe Biden where opponents most notably with this exchange at NBC's primary debate last June. I'm GonNa now direct this at Vice President Biden. I. Do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. But. I also believe and it is personal and I was actually very it was hurtful. To hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country, and it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And there was a little girl in California, who is part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me. That little girl was me today Joe Biden. Pick. Kamala Harris running mate making history. She is going to be the first woman of color on the presidential ticket in a year where we have seen the largest protests social unrest in this country's history. So now the Democratic ticket is complete. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will face off against Donald Trump and Mike pence last week. Valerie Jarrett. The longest serving presidential senior adviser to Barack Obama signed onto a letter to various media outlets demanding fair coverage of the vice presidential candidate quote women have been subject to stereotypes and tropes about qualifications. Leadership looks relationships and experience. Those stereotypes are often amplified and weaponized for black and Brown women end quote tomorrow. Tonight Kamala Harris is that vice presidential candidate, a of Color Valerie Jarrett with me again now valor you and I spoke of this on. Sunday. And I pledge to you then that we will media get this right. So now we start today Kamala Harris is the first. Vice presidential candidate of color in this country's history woman. Your thoughts first of all. While that little girl is more than ready for this job. She's brilliant. She has an extraordinary track record of experience she savvy she has.