Former President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump and other politicians released statements following Biden's VP announcement on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump
In a press release, Trump adviser Katrina Pierson said "Harris will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.''
President Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter Tuesday backing Biden's pick, saying Harris is "more than prepared for the job."
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement saying in every leadership position Harris has been in she's advanced a more just and fair future for all.
"Rooted in strong values and her proud American story, Vice President Harris will be a tireless champion for hard-working families everywhere," said Pelosi.
Several women who were also on Biden's VP shortlist expressed their support for Harris and released statements of their own.
Former UN ambassador Susan Rice
"Senator Harris is a tenacious and trailblazing leader who will make a great partner on the campaign trail. I am confident that Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket," said former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.)
Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Filled with joy that Sen. @KamalaHarris is our Vice Presidential nominee! This is a historic moment, and I know that her leadership, experience, and character will help move our country forward when she and @JoeBiden take back the White House!— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) August 11, 2020
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate
Thrilled to support @KamalaHarris as next VP. I was honored to speak with @JoeBiden at length over the weekend and again today. His focus on reaching out to every corner of our country speaks to how he will lead us. I look forward to doing all I can for Team #BidenHarris!— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 11, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
I look forward to working as hard as I can to elect Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Our nation needs a President—and our troops deserve a commander in chief—who is competent, effective and has the empathy needed to lead this great, diverse country through these difficult times.— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) August 11, 2020
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for Sen. Harris saying "she's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader."
I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. She's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected. pic.twitter.com/cmtOO8Gqqv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2020
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also expressed his support for Harris in a tweet saying she understands what it takes to stand up for working people.
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 11, 2020