US elections 2020: Kamala Harris nominated as Democratic vice presidential candidate
US Senator Kamala Harris has been nominated as Democratic vice presidential candidate for US elections 2020 on Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She was joined by former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who together with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, vowed to build an all-inclusive United States.
Kamala Harris, the senator from California, whom Biden has picked as his running mate, accepted her nomination from Wilmington, Delaware.
She is the first Black American and also first Indian-American to fight for the vice presidential post from a major party.
In a series of tweets, Harris said the fight to ‘fulfil the promise of equal justice under law’ has begun and added that the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor will not go in vain.
Harris in her acceptance speech lashed out as US President Donald Trump and said that Trump’s policies has cost lives and livelihoods of US citizens.
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords were also present in the event where Harris accepted the nomination. She will challenge US vice president Mike Pence when US goes to polls on November 3.