WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will likely be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s pick as running mate, New York Post political columnist Miranda Devine told Fox News on Tuesday.
“I think the interesting thing about Kamala Harris, though, is the fact that she’s coming out to showcase her ways just as she’s becoming the favorite as the vice president pick for Joe Biden,” Devine told “Fox & Friends,” referencing a scheduled event Harris has with DJ’s to support Biden’s campaign.
“As you see with this DJ promotion that she’s doing, she’s trying to inject some cool into the campaign and she is, after all, a good friend of President [Barack] Obama and he’ll be the sort of silent force behind the throne of Joe Biden.”
Meanwhile, The Hill is reporting that Susan Rice, not Kamala Harris, is a favorite within the Biden campaign.
Asked by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow if she is “in talks with the Biden campaign,” Rice responded: “To the extent that it is reported that I am under consideration in a serious way for the vice president slot, let me just say that I’m extremely humbled and honored to be talked about in the context of so many extraordinary women.”
“All I care about is getting Joe Biden elected president of the United States so that we again have competent, compassionate, loyal, effective leadership in the White House and flipping the Senate so that the Democrats control the Senate so we can pursue an agenda of healing for this country, one that tries to address the extraordinary racial and socioeconomic disparities that have been plain for all to see and that can restore our global leadership,” Rice continued.
” (I will do) everything I can, whether it’s the modern day equivalent of licking envelopes or raising money to serve in the capacity that he thinks is appropriate,” said Rice. “I’ll do anything I can to affect this change for our nation because I don’t think there’s any higher imperative.”
Calls for comment to a Biden campaign spokesperson were not immediately returned.