Harris weighing Biden endorsement: report

Harris weighing Biden endorsement: report
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Senators raise concerns over Facebook's civil rights audit Biden's marijuana plan is out of step with public opinion MORE (D-Calif.) is considering backing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump commutes Roger Stone's sentence Hillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok House Democrat warns about 'inaccurate' polls: Trump voters 'fundamentally undercounted' MORE in the Democratic presidential primary, The New York Times reported Thursday. 

Multiple Democratic officials familiar with the California senator’s deliberations told the Times she’s weighing the option of backing her former primary opponent. 

The officials told the Times the potential endorsement would not be likely until after the Senate impeachment trial that kicked off this week. 

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Harris’s spokesman Chris Harris told the Times the senator “remains focused on the ongoing impeachment trial.” 

“No decisions have been made about whether she will endorse, which candidate, nor when an endorsement decision will be made,” he said. 

Chris Harris was not immediately available for comment when contacted by The Hill. 

The Democrats close to Harris told the Times she wanted to carefully consider the potential effect of her endorsement and is mindful of her two female colleagues in the race, Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response State election officials warn budget cuts could lead to November chaos Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Pharma pricing is a problem, but antitrust isn't the (only) solution The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations MORE (D-Mass.). 

Biden has praised Harris since she ended her presidential campaign in early December, despite some tense moments between the two earlier in the primary. 

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Shortly after she dropped out, he told reporters “of course” he would consider the senator as a running mate. 

"Sen. Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely,” he said at the time. 

"She is solid. She can be president someday herself. She can be the vice president. She can go on to be a Supreme Court justice. She can be an attorney general. She has enormous capability," he continued.