"America Crying Out For Leadership": Harris In First Address With Biden

Kamala Harris said that the United States is "crying out for leadership".

Wilmington, United States:

Kamala Harris declared that the United States is "crying out for leadership" in her first joint appearance Wednesday with Joe Biden as his pick for vice president on the Democratic ticket.

"The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut," said the former California attorney general, in a speech alongside Biden in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

As the first woman of color to be a presidential running mate for a major US party, Harris said the country in particular needed to face up to the enduring problem of racism.

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"We're experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change," she said.