Biden's decision to choose Kamala Harris as his running mate has received praise from the liberal wing of government. Should they win the November election, Kamala will be not only the first African-American, but also the first Indian-American vice president ever. Below are some lesser-known fun facts about this trailblazer.
1. She And Her Sister Led A “Demonstration” When She Was Just Thirteen
It seems her political and activism roots started to grow when she was barely a teen. At 13 years, she, alongside her sister, led a demonstration in their apartment. They were protesting against being barred from playing on their lawn.
2. She Was Close Friends With Biden's Son, Beau
She found a confidant and friend in Biden's late son, Beau. This might have stemmed from the fact that they were both attorneys. Their bond grew so much that Kamala quotes in her memoir that they would talk several times a day when she faced pressure.
3. She Loves Potato Chips
While some may assume politicians follow strict dietary restrictions, this doesn't tend to be true. Take, for example, Kamala's love of french fries. She even cooks them at home, just like us. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, claims she loves them oily too!
4. She Doesn’t Have Pets
Kamala Harris has no pets. That doesn't, however, mean she hates them. Quite the opposite, as it appears Kamala is a self-declared dog lover if her Twitter is anything to go by. In one of her posts, she has photos of several dogs captioned dogs are always welcome to her Senate office.
5. She Loves To Cook
Did you know Kamala learned the art in third grade? Despite her busy life, one of Kamala's favorite hobbies is cooking. This is confirmed by no other than her husband, with whom she often cooks mouth-watering meals together. She has stated her favorite meal is roast chicken.
6. She Married Later In Life
The prospective vice-president got married in 2014 at the age of 50. That demonstrates to us that it's never too late to find love and success isn't necessarily a precursor to marrying early.
7. Her Online Supporters Are Known As The KHive
Why does this name even matter? Because it's inspired by none other than Beyonce's loyal fans who call themselves the "Beyhive." It looks like we are on the same vibe with Harris followers on this front.
Kamala Harris is being championed by progressives and establishment politicians alike for her proven track record of effective leadership and fighting for working-class Americans. We hope these fast fun-facts have helped give you a bit of insight into who our VP candidate is personally, and give you a bit more confidence when casting your ballot this November!