Kamala Harris

Vice Presidential Announcement - Aug. 12, 2020

Kamala Harris
August 12, 2020
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Campaign status: Won

[JOE BIDEN] Alright.

[KAMALA HARRIS] Hi, hi, hi, hi – sorry to keep you.

[BIDEN] That’s all right. You ready to go to work?

[HARRIS] Oh my God, I’m so ready to go to work.

I was raised to take action. My mother knew that she was raising two black daughters who would be treated differently because of how they looked. Growing up, whenever I got upset about something my mother would look me in the eye and ask “so what are you going to do about?” That’s why, when I saw a broken justice system, I became a lawyer – to try and fix it. It’s why during the foreclosure crisis I took on the big banks as California’s Attorney General. Its why, as a United States Senator, I’ve fought to represent people like my mother. People who politicians often overlook or don’t take seriously.

Right now, America need action. In the middle of a pandemic, the president is trying to rip away healthcare. While small businesses close, he’s given breaks to his wealthy donors; and when the people cried out for support, he tear-gassed them. America is in crisis, and I know Joe Biden will lead us out of it. He’s a man of faith, decency, and character. He raised his family that way – I saw it firsthand with my good friend Beau. As Joe says, we’re in a battle for the soul of this nation. But together, it’s a battle we can win. We just have to take action.

[BIDEN] First of all, is the answer yes?

[HARRIS] The answer is absolutely yes, Joe – and I’m ready to work. I am ready to do this with you, for you – I’m just … deeply honored and I’m very excited.

Harris, K. [Joe Biden]. (2020, August 12) Kamala Harris | Vice President Announcement | Joe Biden For President 2020 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfACU9wC1ok]. Retrieved on March 7, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWNpXitY8eJ-ku6M-v25MKw.