Joe Biden announced this week that he will pick a running mate and announce the decision next week.
One liberal media outlet may have jumped the gun as a result.
Politico accidentally wrote that Biden has already picked Kamala Harris. They quickly updated their report, but not before people copied what they sadi.
From The Blaze:
Politico publishes piece claiming Kamala Harris is Biden’s VP pick — quickly scrubs it
Politico made waves on social media Tuesday when they published — and promptly corrected — a biography of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) claiming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had chosen her as his running mate days from now “on Aug. 1.”
A communications aide for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) posted the Politico blurb on Twitter writing, “Huh? Politico labeled Sen. Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate…that he chose on August 1 (4 days from now).”
Here’s the exact wording:
Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months.
In his announcement, Biden called Harris ‘a worthy opponent and a worthy running mate,’ alluding to the pair’s rivalry during the earlier stages of the Democratic primary. She will bring her experience as a prosecutor, household name recognition, and skill as a debater to the ticket.
Take a look below:
"Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months."https://t.co/5NCJoaLSNM pic.twitter.com/HD3Fq9aM1S
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2020
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) July 28, 2020
The Politico piece now says:
Kamala Harris’ identity as a prosecutor is well-known and, after the 2020 Democratic primary, well-litigated. After serving as deputy district attorney in Alameda County, Calif., in the ‘90s, Harris joined the San Francisco DA’s office in 1998 and won the top job herself five years later. She was then elected and reelected attorney general of California in 2010 and 2014, before jumping to the Senate in 2016. Now 55, she has earned a reputation in the Senate for her intense grilling of Trump administration officials and nominees. She is also the only Black woman currently serving on the body.
Harris and Biden squared off in the presidential primary, but Harris never actually made it to 2020, dropping out of the race at the end of 2019. She endorsed Biden in March and has been actively campaigning and fundraising for him since.
If Biden ends up picking Kamala Harris, we’ll try to act surprised.