Reactions to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential announcement are pouring in.
“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked [Kamala Harris] — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden said in a tweet announcing his decision.
He added, “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Shortly after the announcement, Democrats took to Twitter to hail the decision:
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 11, 2020
.@JoeBiden’s naming of Sen. @KamalaHarris Harris as the Democratic nominee for Vice President marks an historic and proud milestone for our country. As Vice President, Senator Harris will continue her legacy of trailblazing leadership to move our nation forward.— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) August 11, 2020
My statement 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/XdOZK9be6a
I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. She's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected. pic.twitter.com/cmtOO8Gqqv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2020
Susan Rice, whom many sources said was in top 2, statement: "I warmly congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on her selection as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential running mate. Senator Harris is a tenacious and trailblazing leader who will make a great partner on the campaign trail."— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) August 11, 2020
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/U9SiSiniag— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 11, 2020
Filled with joy that Sen. @KamalaHarris is our Vice Presidential nominee! This is a historic moment, and I know that her leadership, experience, and character will help move our country forward when she and @JoeBiden take back the White House!— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) August 11, 2020
.@KamalaHarris fights tirelessly for justice, dignity, and equality for all Americans.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 11, 2020
I'm thrilled she's joining the ticket and can't wait to call her my Vice President.
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
A historic announcement! @KamalaHarris is a talented, dynamic, and groundbreaking leader who will make a fantastic VP.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 11, 2020
She's already generating excitement among voters and I know she’ll be a fantastic partner to @JoeBiden as we work to defeat Trump and bring our nation together. https://t.co/9Z7SpTX1Y3
Kamala Harris is an inspired pick. She has spent her career in public service fighting for a more just America. She and Joe Biden are the right team for this moment. With their leadership, we can rebuild a more inclusive America. Now let's get to work and win in November.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) August 11, 2020
Harris and Biden competed for their party’s nomination until December, 2019 when she announced she would suspend her campaign.
In March, Harris endorsed Biden for president and vowed to do “everything in my power to help elect him the next President of the United States.”
“I believe in Joe. I really believe in him and I have known him for a long time…I am supporting Joe because I believe that he is a man who has lived his life with great dignity,” she added.
Biden and Harris’ first event as a ticket is scheduled to take place in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday.