Women on Biden's rumored VP short list tweet support for choice of Harris

Women on Biden's rumored VP short list tweet support for choice of Harris
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A number of the women thought to be on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE's shortlist for vice president tweeted their support of his choice of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose Dwayne Johnson backs Biden in first public presidential endorsement Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE (D-Calif.).

Harris is the first Black woman and first Asian American person to be a vice presidential candidate in American history. Biden's rumored shortlist included several other women of color, including Reps. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response Demings slams GOP coronavirus relief bill: Americans 'deserve more than the crumbs from the table' MORE (D-Fla.) and Karen BassKaren Ruth BassOvernight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds Democrats push to limit transfer of military-grade gear to police Outrage erupts over Breonna Taylor grand jury ruling MORE (D-Calif.), former national security adviser Susan Rice, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthMcConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies John Fogerty: 'Confounding' that Trump campaign played 'Fortunate Son' at rally MORE (D-Ill.).

"In this time of crises, we deserve leadership that will not only put America back on track, but build back better," Demings said in a statement. "The Biden/Harris ticket promises to restore America's faith that we can defeat COVID-19, save our crippled economy, restore honor and integrity to the White House, protect the rights, liberty, and safety of the American people, and expand access to health care and opportunity for all."

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Abrams tweeted that she was "thrilled" to support the ticket, while Rice said that she would do her "utmost to help them win and govern."

Bass added in her own series of tweets: "California is better because of her work as Attorney General and stronger because of her work as Senator. Now all Americans will benefit from her work as Vice President."

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerCoronavirus lockdowns work Michigan resident puts toilet on front lawn with sign 'Place mail in ballots here' Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election MORE (D) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Democrats blast Trump after report reveals he avoided income taxes for 10 years: 'Disgusting' Overnight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds MORE (D-Mass.) were also reportedly on Biden's shortlist.

"I am extraordinarily proud to support @KamalaHarris and @JoeBiden! They will be a fierce team to Build America Back Better," the governor tweeted.

In a statement, Biden cited Harris' "record of accomplishment" as to why he chose her.

"There is no door Kamala won’t knock on, no stone she’ll leave unturned, if it means making life better — for the people," Biden said. "She will wake up every day — like I will — thinking about how to make life better for people. How to rebuild our country back better. How to make it more just. How to win the next fight in the battle for the soul of this nation."

Biden and Harris are slated to address the media for the first time as running mates on Wednesday from Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Del.

They will officially accept the party’s nominations at the Democratic National Convention next week.