When presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate Tuesday afternoon, the news was not well received by all Democrats – especially some progressives who expressed frustration at the selection.
There has been an ongoing debate regarding who Biden could select as his running mate. One of the key considerations was that the candidate has to motivate enough of the party’s base, including supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Harris was seen by some in the party as the safe choice.
On Tuesday, Biden announced that Harris was his pick and Sanders even threw his support behind the 55-year-old senator and former 2020 rival.
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