Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D) advised 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-Caliph.) To “politely decline” any offer to be a presumptive Democratic presidential candidate 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 MOREis the running mate.
Brown wrote that the vice presidency would likely hinder any further political ambitions for Harris.
“Historically, the vice presidency has often come to a dead end. For every George HW Bush who steps down from the job to the presidency, there is one Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMarquita Bradshaw kills Mackler at establishment in Tennessee Democratic First Chamber, with history of correctly predicting election predictions that Biden Trump will defeat If Kamala Harris were unfaithful if she were VP? MORE, who never got there, ”Brown wrote in an op-ed for the San Francisco Examiner.
Brown, who served as mayor from 1996 to 2004, said he briefly dated Harris while she was an Alameda County, California, deputy district attorney. As speaker of the California Assembly, he later appointed her to positions on the Appeal Board for Unemployment Insurance and the California Medical Assistance Commission.
The former mayor further noted that Biden and his vice president will almost certainly take office amid a continuing economic downturn.
“The coming years promise to be a very bumpy ride,” he wrote. “Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhich Opponents Can Cut Taxes on Taxes May Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich revisit on the first night of the Democratic convention: report Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but ‘would much prefer a congressional agreement’ BUT and the Democrats saved the nation from economic collapse when he took office, and their reward was a blowout loss in the midterm elections of 2010. “
Brown suggested that Harris could be more effective, and better positioned for an ongoing political career, such as U.S. Attorney General.
“Given the current annoyance of the department below William BarrBill BarrGOP Legislator Calls Justice Dept. to Investigate International Court Barr Comes Over to Thank Pro-Police Fighting in Virginia Trump: Yates Lie as Grossly Incomplete MAY, just show up and be half healthy the new AG will make a hero, ”he wrote. “Best of all, as Attorney General, Harris would give enough distance from the White House to still be a viable candidate for the top slot in 2024 or 2028, regardless of the state of the nation.”
Biden has promised to appoint a woman as his running mate. In addition to Harris, other applicants also include Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a ‘stunt’ Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be on the first night of the Democratic convention: Biden campaign report says no VP pick yet to bike path quip MORE (D-Ill.) En Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHuffPost Reporter: Biden’s VP shortlist suggests no progressive economic policy Hillary Clinton marks Trump coronavirus executive actions in ‘stunt’ Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be on the first night of the Democratic convention: Report more (D-Mass.), Rep. 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.), Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerBiden moves closer to VP pick: Here’s who’s up and who Whitmer met with Biden days before the VP’s announcement: report The Hill’s Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China seek discord in seeded elections MORE (D).