Time magazine named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year” in an announcement Thursday night.
The magazine’s write-up of the decision outlines Biden’s historic selection of Harris to be his running matw and the challenges that lie ahead for the United States and the duo as the coronavirus surges across the nation.
Harris, a former rival for the Democratic nomination, described the moment Biden asked her to be his running mate.
“Immediately he said, ‘So, you want to do this?’” Harris said. “That’s who Joe is. There’s no pomp and circumstance with him. He’s a straight shooter.”
Once she takes office, Harris will be the first African American, first woman and first South Asian American to serve as vice president.
“I will be the first, but I will not be the last,” Harris said, of the role she will assume. “That’s about legacy; that’s about creating a pathway; that’s about leaving the door more open than it was when you walked in.”