WILMINGTON, Delaware—The gravity of the moment wasn’t lost on the Democratic ticket hoping to beat President Donald Trump, even if the cheers were muted through masks outside.
On a historic day, which ordinarily would have been a major campaign commemoration filled with a supportive crowd, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden welcomed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate into the pandemic era with stinging criticism of the Republican president’s tenure and a promise to restore economic and societal stability.
“This election isn’t just about defeating Donald Trump or Mike Pence,” Harris said. “It’s about building this country back better. And that’s exactly what Joe and I will do.”