Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green

Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign announced on Thursday that Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenRemoving slurs, bigotry from places on our maps paves the way to remove them from all aspects of our lives Safeguarding US elections by sanctioning Russian sovereign debt The Memo: Trump furor stokes fears of unrest MORE (D-Texas) has endorsed her White House bid. 

“Kamala Harris represents leadership and commitment to service that is desperately needed in the White House,” Green said in the statement released by the campaign.

“Not only does she have plans, she has used the power of her position enact real change that can become a model for the nation," he added.


"From creating a program to address trauma in children who witness domestic violence as San Francisco’s district attorney, to standing up to big banks and winning billions for California’s homeowners as attorney general, to being one of the foremost opponents in the Senate to the corruption of this administration - Kamala Harris represents the future of our nation," Green said. 

Green is the second member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Harris, according to the statement. 

He will campaign with Harris and serve as Texas campaign co-chairman.

Harris, meanwhile, said Green "understands what our working and middle class families are facing each day and that we must restore trust in government to work in their best interest."

Two Texas Democrats are also vying for the Democratic presidential nomination: former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeMexican president breaks with other world leaders, refusing to acknowledge Biden win until election is finalized Mexico emerging as foreign policy challenge for Biden Beyoncé sports pro-Biden mask on Instagram MORE and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

The Texas 2020 Democratic primary will be held on March 3.