Charlamagne Tha God, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Dozens of Other Black Public Figures Called Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies asking White House about adding him to Mount Rushmore HuffPost reporter: Biden’s VP shortlist does not suggest progressive economic policy. Jill Biden says she plans to continue teaching when she becomes first lady MORE a Monday to name a Black woman as his running mate.
The letter refers to reports that Biden advisers have considered Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHuffPost Reporter: Biden’s VP Shortlist Suggests No Progressive Economic Policy Hillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a ‘stunt’ Why Joe Biden needs Kamala Harris MORE (D-Calif.) Too ambitious and potentially disloyal to a Biden presidency. It also reveals reports that members of Biden’s inner circle are holding a grudge against Harris, citing Biden’s previous opposition to the desegregation bus in a debate last year.
“Has Joe Biden ever been considered ‘too ambitious’ because he ran for president three times? Shouldn’t President Obama have made him VP because he was worried about his ‘loyalty’ when he clearly had AMBITIONS to be president himself? ‘asks the letter. “Why should Senator Kamala Harris regret the question of Biden’s previous position on integrated busing during a democratic primary debate?”
The letter also criticizes Biden’s support in the 1980s and 1990s for policies on ‘strict crime prevention’ such as mandatory minimum convictions and harsher convictions for crimes involving crack cocaine compared to powder.
“If you do not select a Black woman in 2020, it means you will lose the election. We do not want to choose between the lesser of two evils and we do not want to vote for the devil we know against the devil we do not, because we are tired of voting for devils – period, “the letter states. .
Other signatories to the letter include Nick Cannon, Bishop William J. Barber, civil rights lawyer Ben Crump and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson.
Biden has promised to name a woman as his running mate in his campaign to replace him President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states ‘can pay nothing’ as part of Trump’s unemployment plan denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MAY. Several Black women are thought to be in controversy, including Harris, Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a ‘stunt’ Biden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike lane Whitmer meets with Biden days before VP announcement: Report more (D-Fla.), Congressional Black Caucus President Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHuffPost Reporter: Biden’s VP shortlist does not suggest progressive economic policies. Biden campaign says no VP pick yet after cycling quip Hillary Clinton has NYT Maureen Dowd on column MORE (D-Calif.) And former National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
The letter comes days after the presumptive Democratic nominee apologized for saying that “unlike the African-American community,” Latin Americans were “an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
Biden also faced bilingual criticism for telling Charlamagne Tha God in an interview in May that “if you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me as Trump, then you are not black.”