Politico Reports Biden Chose Harris as Running Mate, Says It Was an Error

Politico on Tuesday reported that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, a report the news outlet said was published in error.

In a piece about Bidens prospective vice presidential nominee, Politico said Biden “chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1.”

“In his announcement, Biden called Harris a worthy opponent and a worthy running mate, alluding to the pairs rivalry during the earlier stages of the Democratic primary. She will bring her experience as a prosecutor, household name recognition, and skill as a debater to the ticket,” the outlet reported.

Biden has never used the quote that was included.

A Politico spokesman told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement: “Our standard practice is to use lorem ipsum as placeholder text, which in this instance obviously did not happen. We regret the error and any confusion that it caused.”

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) before the second night of the second presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Mich., on July 31, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Politico did not address where the quote attributed to Biden was from.

In the updated article, there is an editors note that states: “An earlier version of this graphic mistakenly reported that Biden had made his VP selection. We regret the mistake.”

Mark Bednar, spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), appeared to first notice the article.

“Huh? Politico labeled Sen. Kamala Harris as Bidens running mate… that he chose on August 1 (4 days from now),” he wrote on Twitter.

Biden campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo said in a social media statement about Politicos report: “Folks, this is not real. As the vice president said earlier today, he looks forward to making his announcement in August.”

Biden told reporters in Delaware on Tuesday that hes going to choose his running mate in the first week in August.

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