Bowie, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after Joe Biden announced his decision to select Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate:
"Kamala Harris is an outstanding choice to be the next Vice President of the United States. An accomplished leader in our party and devoted public servant for our nation, Senator Harris will be an excellent partner for Joe Biden as he gets to work restoring the soul and character of America, addressing the most pressing national challenges like COVID-19 and its economic impact, and cleaning up the mess that Donald Trump and his associates have made in Washington. She is ready to serve and ready to make history as the first woman, first Black American, and first South Asian American to ascend to the vice presidency of our country.
"As Attorney General of California and as a United States Senator, she has fought hard for justice, equality, and opportunity for the people of California - just as she will do with Joe Biden for all Americans. She brings a strong record as both a prosecutor and as an advocate for racial justice, and her achievements in the Senate fighting for the people speak volumes to her ability to bring people together and lead. I am confident that she will be a great asset to the Democratic ticket this year, helping make the case not only for taking back the White House but for winning the Senate Majority and electing an expanded House Majority as well.
"Democrats and our fellow Americans have much to be excited about in a Biden-Harris ticket. Their vision and talents will serve our nation well in the uncertain and critical months and years ahead. I look forward to hearing from Senator Harris next week at the Democratic National Convention as she makes the case for Joe Biden and for Democrats to lead the way in making sure America can build back better in 2020 and beyond."