VP Kamala Harris Is Eager to Take on the Trump-Enabling Running Mate

VP Kamala Harris and Democrats are watching and scrutinizing the potential Trump running mate choices, and are ready to hold little daylight between TFG and those on the list of options.

“What we know is that Donald Trump wants an enabler. He doesn't want a governing partner. He doesn't want another Mike Pence, and I think that is clear,” Harris said. “The litmus test is, are they going to be absolutely loyal to Trump over country or their oath of office, or, frankly, the American people?”

The Biden-Harris campaign, along with their allies, are mobilizing to ensure all candidates are firmly linked to Trump without any chance of the running mate seen as a buffer on the ticket.

“Everyone on that list has supported a Trump abortion ban in their state or has called for a national ban,” Harris said. “In fact, many voted this week in the Senate against the right to contraception. That’s how far down the road they are.”

The official request of the Trump campaign to vet the potential number two went out to Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

VP Harris declined to call out the majority of those individuals, with one exception: Byron Donalds. Donalds made the claim that Black families were stronger under the Jim Crow era.

“It’s sadly yet another example of somebody out of Florida trying to erase or rewrite our true history,” she said, referring to interventions of Gov. Ron DeSantis into Black history curriculums. “I went to Florida last July to call out what they were trying to do to replace our history with lies. And apparently there’s a never ending flow of that coming out of that state.”

“I’m planning on being at the CBS studios … in either July or August,” Harris said. “And let’s see if the other side shows up. I’m ready to make the case — whoever he picks, no matter who it is.”

To bolster support for Harris, the DNC has been tracking Trump’s VP contenders’ views on the MAGAnomics tax scam to rig the economy for the wealthy.

Emily’s List is also tracking the contenders’ links to eroding reproductive rights for women and families through a project called “On Notice.”