Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will deliver a counter-speech to President Donald Trumps convention address on Aug. 27, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens campaign says.
Harris, the Democrats vice presidential nominee, will speak in Washington about issues such as the Trump administrations alleged “failures to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout,” and the “Biden-Harris plan to contain COVID-19 and build a different path forward in America,” according to the campaign.
Harris will deliver her speech earlier on Aug. 27, while Trump is scheduled to make his address to the Republican convention hours later at the White House.
Harris and Biden both railed against Trumps leadership at Democratic National Convention last week.
Bidens campaign didnt indicate why Harris, instead of Biden, would deliver the remarks. The campaign didnt immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
Vice presidential nominees are sometimes seen as designated attackers in a general election campaign, theoretically allowing the presidential nominee to remain above personal attacks.
Democrats see Harris as being able to drive excitement among potential black female voters and other minority women.
Trump and his Republican allies have tried to cast Harris as a far-left member of Congress who wants to reshape the Democratic Party.
Before becoming a U.S. senator, Harris was Californias attorney general, and earlier, had served as San Franciscos district attorney. She made an unsuccessful run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before bowing out and endorsing Biden.
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