"First of all, is the answer yes?"

By Alyssa Hardy
Aug 12, 2020 @ 12:51 pm
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The announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate was an exciting one for her fans and constituents. It probably was not as exciting for them, however, as it was for her. In a new campaign ad, Biden revealed the moment he asked Harris to be on the democratic ticket with him.

Over a phone call he asks the Senator, "First of all, is the answer yes?" and Harris responds, "The answer is absolutely yes Joe, and I am ready to work, I am ready to do this with you and for you. I'm just deeply honored and I'm very excited."

The ad itself features Harris's voice over videos and photos of her life. "I was raised to take action. My mother knew that she was raising two black daughters who would be treated differently because of how they looked. Growing up, whenever I got upset about something, my mother would look me in the eye and ask: 'So what are you going to do about it?'" she begins.

She goes on to say, "Right now, America needs action. In the middle of a pandemic, the president is trying to rip away health care. While small businesses close, he's given breaks to his wealthy donors. And when the people cried out for support, he tear-gassed them. America is in crisis, and I know Joe Biden will lead us out of it. He's a man of faith, decency, and character. He raised his family that way. I saw it firsthand with my good friend, Beau. As Joe says, we're in a battle for a soul of this nation, but together, it's a battle we can win. We just have to take action."

The ticket will become official at the Democratic National Convention on August 17.  There will be several speakers including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama. If you're unfamiliar with Harris's career, we rounded up some of the top things to know about the Senator.