Rev. Sharpton on Kamala Harris as Biden’s Pick for Vice President

Aug 11, 2020

(New York, NY) — On the subject of Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President, Reverend Al Sharpton has been an early and avid advocate that the nominee should be a black woman.

Rev. Sharpton interviewed Biden on May 2nd on PoliticsNation, pressing him on the issue of picking a strong female Vice President and voicing his own opinion, saying “You know that I would prefer a black female (running mate)”.

On Tuesday, after Senator Kamala Harris was officially announced as the Democratic nominee’s running mate, Rev. Sharpton voiced his support. “She’s clearly a good campaigner but she is also strong at governing”.

In an interview with the New York Times, Rev. Sharpton credits the selection as a result of mounting social pressure. “You had intergenerational and cross-the-board press on him,” Mr. Sharpton said, bringing up Representative James E. Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black Democrat in Congress. “If you have everyone from Clyburn and the Black caucus, to Sharpton and civil rights guys, and even the cultural figures and Black women, it clearly had an impact.”

Watch Rev. Sharpton share his views on Kamala Harris as Biden’s Pick for Vice President below.

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