Sen. Kamala Harris
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement applauding Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate:
“Kamala Harris is an exceptional, exciting, and historic choice for the Democratic ticket, and she will be an outstanding Vice President and partner for Joe Biden in the White House. Having served alongside and worked closely with Senator Harris, I have seen firsthand the skill, dedication, integrity and intellect that she will bring both to the campaign trail and to governing during this time of crisis.
“Senator Harris is well suited to make the case against Donald Trump and his administration’s disastrous incompetence — on coronavirus and beyond. The Biden-Harris ticket will generate immense enthusiasm in New Mexico, the West, and across the nation, and I am confident voters will be energized behind breaking another barrier and electing a black woman to the second highest office in the land. And as vice president, Senator Harris will be the kind of governing partner that every president needs — someone like Vice President Joe Biden was for President Obama — providing steady leadership and trusted counsel.
“For her entire career, Senator Harris has fought for working people — the people that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have abandoned, failed, and left exposed to the terrible health and economic consequences of this pandemic. I’ve been proud to work with Senator Harris in the Senate on priorities like fighting climate change, safeguarding our public lands in the West, protecting and expanding health care, fighting for immigrant communities, standing up for Native Americans, and reforming our democracy.
“And at this moment of reckoning for our nation, I have been honored to stand with her as she has worked to reform our criminal justice and policing system and move our nation toward racial and environmental justice.
“I look forward to working as hard as I possibly can to ensure the Biden-Harris ticket wins New Mexico and wins this election, so that we can turn the page on the awful chapter of the Trump-Pence administration. And I am eager to partner with a President Biden and Vice President Harris to build back a stronger, healthier, more prosperous, more sustainable, and more just nation.”