Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he’s chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate.
Biden said on Wednesday that he chose Harris because she is “ready to lead on day one,” appearing to confirm rumors that Harris is being groomed to become Biden’s replacement sooner rather than later.
Vice presidential choices rarely generate as much hype as Biden’s choice of Harris, but it’s obvious to most that Biden is one of the weakest candidates — both physically and in terms of voter enthusiasm — that Democrats have put forward in recent memory.
Even Biden appears to agree with that assessment, tweeting on Wednesday: “If @KamalaHarris and I are elected, we’re going to inherit multiple crises, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste. That’s exactly why I picked her: She’s ready to lead on day one.”
This isn’t the first time Biden has said something similar. The 77-year-old candidate said in early June that he’s focusing his VP search on finding a running mate that “is ready to be president on day one.”
Republicans aren’t fooled by the mainstream media’s gaslighting about Biden’s declining cognitive abilities, and some Democrats have begun to drop the act as well.
MSNBC pundit Zerlina Maxwell said on Wednesday that Biden “set it up that the first woman president could be a Black woman,” adding later that Biden chose Harris because she “has demonstrated that she can be commander-in-chief.”
Maxwell’s comments come directly on the heels of CNN editor Chris Cillizza’s op-ed on Tuesday speculating that Biden may be teeing up Harris to take over if he is forced to “step aside.”