Democrat nominee Joe Biden is reportedly planning to announce his vice presidential pick by August, and the race for who will be his running mate is heating up.
Failed 2020 presidential candidate Harris accelerated rumors that she is at the top of Biden’s list by telling “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday that she would be “honored” if Biden chose her.
Biden had previously pledged to choose a female running mate, and he is now under increasing pressure to choose a woman of color as well due to the contentious fight over racial justice.
“I’d be honored if asked, and I’m honored to be a part of the conversation,” Harris told Colbert. “But honestly, let me just tell you something. I will do everything in my power wherever I am to help Joe Biden win. I believe this is the most — and this is not rhetoric — I truly believe this is the most important election of our lifetime.”
Harris raised eyebrows in the early days of the 2020 election by viciously attacking Biden over his anti-busing record. When asked about how the two have reconciled since then, she dismissed her previously harsh criticism of Biden by tacitly admitting that the debate was just a show for the cameras.
“It was a debate, she said. “Literally, it was a debate. It was called a debate. … I am 1,000% supportive of Joe Biden, and I will, again, do everything I can to make sure he’s elected.”
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