Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris might still make it to the White House. Here’s how

Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris, who announced her withdrawal from the Democratic Presidential candidate race last month, could still find herself in the White House as Party frontrunner Joe Biden indicated he would consider her "for anything" she would be interested in, including as a running mate.

Biden, 77, has said that he would consider Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections if he gets the Democratic Party's nomination.
Biden, 77, has said that he would consider Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections if he gets the Democratic Party's nomination. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Harris, who was one of the early frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic nomination, abruptly ended her campaign on December 3, citing financial pressures and after months of polling in single digits. 

Biden, 77, has said that he would consider Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections if he gets the Democratic Party's nomination.

"She's qualified to be President, and I'd consider her for anything that she would be interested in," Biden, who was US Vice President from 2009 to 2017, said on Tuesday.

Harris, the former District Attorney of San Francisco, struggled to make headway in a crowded field alongside Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

After she bowed out, Biden initially said he had "mixed emotions about it" and declined to say whether he would consider Harris as a running mate if he was selected as the Democratic nominee, US media reports said in December.

He later wrote on Twitter that Harris is "an incredible talent with unlimited potential".

Harris was elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California''s Attorney General.

In 2017, Harris, the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian-origin cancer researcher from Chennai and Donald Harris, a Stanford University economics professor who emigrated from Jamaica, was sworn in as a US Senator for California, the first South Asian-American senator in history. 

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