(Tucson, AZ) – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement regarding Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate in the 2020 election.
In March, Biden committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, indicating he was considering choosing a woman of color. Women of color have largely been underrepresented in elected offices, even though they have one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country. In November, Americans will finally have an opportunity to vote not only for the very first woman Vice President, but also the very first woman of color Vice President.
“I am thrilled to see Senator Harris join Joe Biden on the ticket,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “Kamala Harris has been a trailblazer since her first post in public service. She will undoubtedly bring an incredible breadth of experience, electricity and a forward-thinking outlook to the campaign, and ultimately to the White House. Together, she and Joe Biden will restore decency and honor to our nation’s highest office.
“We can trust that they will assist struggling American families, implement strategies to see us out of this public health crisis, and tackle some of our most pressing challenges to date, like racial inequity and inequality, access to quality healthcare, and combatting the effects of climate change. We can trust them, because we have seen them deliver,” added Rep. Kirkpatrick.
“Kamala Harris isn’t afraid of asking tough questions and delivering the hard facts. Americans deserve a leader who, unlike Pence, is finely attuned to the American reality — and who wishes to change it for the better.
“Now more than ever, we need Biden-Harris 2020 — join me in the fight, Arizona.”