Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday night named Indian-origin Kamala Devi Harris as his running mate, evoking waves of cheers from the Indian community in the US.
Harris was born to two immigrant parents. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai and immigrated to the US in 1960. Her father, Donald Harris, was born in Jamaica. Her mother raised Harris after the couple separated later.
“@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief, ” she tweeted.
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August 13, 2020