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San Antonio area politicians react to Biden selecting Harris as running mate

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) applauds at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and CNN’s presidential town hall focused on LGBTQ issues on October 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. It is the first Presidential event broadcast on a major news network focused on LGBTQ issues. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — Several San Antonio area politicians have released statements reacting to the decision by the Joe Biden presidential campaign to name California Sen. Kamala Harris as their pick for running mate.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28):

“Senator Kamala Harris being named as the Democratic nominee for Vice President is a historic moment for our country. Not only has she been an advocate for change, but she is exactly the type of experienced leader we need to help Joe Biden take the White House in November.  She has more than proven herself in the United States Senate and as California Attorney General. She is an embodiment of the American Dream and will continue the fight in guaranteeing that families across our nation receive equal opportunities – in turn creating a better and brighter future.  I am a strong believer in this presidential ticket and will work to ensure that come November 4, 2020, we wake up to a country celebrating the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35):

“With this historic announcement, we can focus like a laser on saving our beloved country from Trump. Now all who understand what a grave threat Trump poses to our health and the health of our democracy must unite around this strong, winning team. The clear choice between our nominees and Trump-Pence is not like choosing Coke over Pepsi; it’s choosing not to drink bleach.”

State Rep. Lyle Larson:

“I don’t see any value in that choice for Joe Biden,” Larson told KTSA’s Jack Riccardi. “I don’t see any benefit.”


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