Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Here’s what to know about Harris, and what President Trump has said about her.
Harris was picked after an arduous process, with numerous interviews and a deep examination. The selection of Harris was historic, as she becomes the first Black woman and first Asian American to join a major party ticket, and at the same time conventional. Women, especially women of color, remain underrepresented in government.
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Read commentary from the archive about Harris, before she was chosen:
Listen to a July interview with Harris on Jonathan Capehart’s podcast.
Read a 2019 Post op-ed by Harris: Our teacher pay gap is a national failure. Here’s how we can fix it