Kamala Harris is considering endorsing Joe Biden in an attempt to become his Vice President. Biden has recently said he would consider Harris for the job. Harris dropped out of the Presidential race last year.
Earlier in the presidential nomination process Harris and Biden had a heated exchange over the issue of bussing Bidens history of racial issues.
Harris famously slept with former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown who later admitted he had influence in her becoming attorney general in california.
- Senator from California said to be mulling endorsement of former vice president
- Harris believed to be strong contender to be Biden’s running mate should he win Democratic nomination
- Biden is currently leading nationally among Democrats, according to polls
- But Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has gained momentum as of late
Senator Kamala Harris is reportedly leaning toward endorsing Joe Biden for the presidency – a move that could boost the former vice president’s campaign while positioning the California Democrat as his future running mate.
Harris, who quit the presidential race in December after her campaign faltered due to lack of funds, is said to be mulling an announcement soon, multiple Democratic operatives familiar with her thinking told The New York Times.
Any endorsement by the senator from California would have to wait until after the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, according to officials.
But Harris and Biden have kept in close contact since she left the race in early December, the Times reported.
‘Senator Harris remains focused on the ongoing impeachment trial of President Trump,’ said Chris Harris, a spokesperson for the senator.
‘No decisions have been made about whether she will endorse, which candidate, nor when an endorsement decision will be made.’
Harris is likely floating the notion publicly of endorsing Biden as a sort of trial balloon to test how her supporters – who are generally considered more liberal than Biden – would react.
The senator is mindful that backing Biden could spark a backlash among her supporters, particularly at a time when two women – Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren – are still in the Democratic race.