If Democratic front runner Joe Biden triumphs against Donald Trump in the upcoming US Presidential election later this year, America’s next vice president will be California Senator Kamala Harris.
Biden announced his decision on his running mate earlier today (August 11).
In a tweet he said:
“I have the great honour to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate”.
Harris, who etched her name in the record books by becoming the first black woman selected to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket in the United States has a Jamaican father.
Her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University emeritus professor of economics, who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at UC Berkeley.
Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast-cancer scientist who had emigrated from India in 1960 to pursue a doctorate in endocrinology at UC Berkeley.
On January 3, 2011, Harris made history as the first Jamaican-American and Indian-American woman to serve as California Attorney General.
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