BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – Sen. Bernie Sanders delegates in California sent Joe Biden a list of three Black female candidates they’d like to see the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee choose from as he names his running mate.
Not making their list – Sen. Kamala Harris, the former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney who’s believed to be on the former vice president’s short list.
The letter instead listed Reps. Barbara Lee and Karen Bass of California – as well as former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, a top political adviser to Sanders during both of his presidential bids and a national co-chair of his 2020 campaign. It was signed by 145 of the 153 Sanders delegates who voted on the suggestion, according to a report from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Biden responded to the letter at a virtual town hall. “I have carefully read the letter from Senator Sanders’ delegates in California,” he began. “I have no idea who Kamala Harris is, and I do not recall ever meeting her. I think she’s either a greeter at Walmart or a back-up singer for Stevie Wonder.”