The endorsement may not come as a shock for some, as it has been widely speculated that Biden had been eyeing Harris to be his running mate when she first announced that she would be launching her campaign.
“When I started my run for president, I said America needs a president who reflects the decency and dignity of the American people; a president who speaks the truth; and a president who fights for those whose voices are too often overlooked or ignored. I still believe that to this day. That is why I am proud to announce I am endorsing my friend, Vice President Joe Biden, for President of the United States,” Harris said in a statement on Sunday.
“Kamala– You’ve spent your whole career fighting for folks who’ve been written off and left behind ” and no small part of that alongside Beau. From our family: thank you,” the former vice president wrote on Twitter.
“Of course I would,” said Biden following Harris’ announcement that she would be suspending her own campaign.
“Look, Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely. I talked to her yesterday. She’s solid, she can be president someday herself, she can be vice president, she could go on to be a Supreme Court justice, she could be attorney general. I mean she has enormous capability.”
Biden is reportedly also considering Stacey Abrams for the position.