Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris to serve as his running mate against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election after delaying the process for several weeks, Your Content has learned.
Other suggested names included Senators Tammy Duckworth and Elizabeth Warren, Representative Karen Bass, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Gretchen Whitmer the Governor of Michigan.
Biden had originally said that he would announce his running week in the first week of August, but on August 3 he delayed his decision by two weeks.
The delay indicates there is no clear favorite among Biden or his allies to be his running mate.
The former vice president is reportedly going to speak to five or six contenders instead of having the traditional short list of three names.
The presumptive Democratic nominee joked last week he would have to escape the TV camera crews that are parked outside of his Wilmington, Delaware, home so he could meet his pick without being caught.
“I’m going to try to figure out how to trick you all so we can meet in person. I’ve got crews outside my house. I don’t think it matters actually. What I said is I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August, and I promise I’ll let you know when I do,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday.
At least nearly a dozen women have been named as potential partners for Biden after he vowed to put a woman on the ticket with him. But, in the wake of the demonstrations that sprung up after the death of George Floyd, pressure has increased for him to name a black woman.
“It’s been relentless. It’s been unfortunate. But I must say it’s been predictable,” Donna Brazile, a former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, told The Post. “It’s extremely disappointing, because many of these attacks . . . are being made by Democratic men who should know better.”
“I would hope that in this selection process, we are mindful that Black women — and women of color — deserve respect,” she added.