In an interview, Vice President Kamala Harris seemed confused when asked if the “narrative”, which surrounded President Biden’s choice of her as running mate partly because she is a Black woman, really mattered.
Astead Herndon, of The New York Times, sat down with Harris in Chicago for an August interview for the “Run Up Podcast” that was published on Thursday.
Herndon asked Harris if Biden had chosen a running mate for 2020. Biden had committed to selecting a woman to be his running mate in 2020, but prominent Democrats urged him to select a Black woman. He also noted that Black women were included among his finalist list.
Herndon stated, “He made the decision to select a Black woman.” While it is about you, the focus should not be on you personally but rather on your identity. Does it really matter? Should it even matter that this narrative existed and that Biden had to pick someone who was Black?
Harris informed Herndon she did not understand the question.
Does it matter, that this narrative about Biden needing to pick a Black woman for a running mate is still present and has hung over that choice? He asked it again.
She laughed. “I honestly don’t know, I don’t get your question.” “Has it lingered?”
“He picked a Black woman and that’s me. I don’t think there is any question about his choice. “He has chosen and he asked me to join him on his ticket,” she continued. Herndon stated that he would be “moving on.”
Herndon reported that in October, Harris’s Democratic critics were frustrating to the Vice President and his allies.
The Times reported that Sen. Laphonza B. Butler, D. Calif., who has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. Dianne F. Feinstein, called it “disrespectful”. “And what makes it even more disrespectful is the fact that we are talking about a historic vice president who has been a quality partner and asset for the country in a time of crisis. Now is the right time to respect her and what she has done.
In 2020, Harry Reid, the late senator from Nevada, D-Nev. told the New York Times that Biden’s decision was influenced by race.
Reid stated at the time, “I believe he decided to pick a Black female.” “They are the most loyal of our voters, and I believe that Black women in America deserve a Black Vice-Presidential Candidate.”