Joe Biden picked up another key endorsement in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, as Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed the former vice president.
Harris, the California senator who ended her own campaign for the White House in December, is the latest key Democrat to endorse Biden for the Democratic nomination, The New York Times reported.
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke and Harry Reid all endorsed Biden for the Democratic nomination last week, along with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the newspaper reported.
Harris was in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to commemorate the civil rights march 55 years ago known as “Bloody Sunday.”
“When I started my run for president, I said America needs a president who reflects the decency and dignity of the American people,” Harris said in a news release Sunday. "A president who speaks the truth; and a president who fights for those who voices are too often overlooked or taken for granted.
“I still believe that to this day. That is why I am proud to announce that I am endorsing my friend, Vice President Joe Biden, for President of the United States.”
Harris had a memorable exchange with Biden during the first Democratic debate in June, the Times reported.
“It was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country,” Harris said. “And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.”
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