Harris Seizes Needed Role as Team Biden’s Voice to Black Voters

Written by on May 8, 2023

Kamala Harris began finding her footing last year with a rousing, impromptu eulogy for a Black matriarch that drew a mostly African-American audience to its feet — a task she must now replicate on a wide scale to secure President Joe Biden’s reelection.

Harris, the first woman, Black and Asian vice president, was unexpectedly called on stage to speak at the funeral last May for Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed in a racist mass shooting in Buffalo.

“The more she talked, the more passionate and fiery she got,” said civil-rights . . .

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