In live remarks from Wilmington, Delaware, set to take place later this evening, presumptive vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will sharply criticize President Trump, saying his administration has turned “our tragedies into political weapons,” according to excerpts released by convention organizers.
“Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,” Harris will say in a portion of her speech.
“Joe will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose,” Harris adds.
The California senator will also use her speech to paint a picture of the country she and Biden hope to build together if they are elected in November.
“[I am] committed to the values she [my mother] taught me, to the word that teaches me to walk by faith, and not by sight, and to a vision passed on through generations of Americans—one that Joe Biden shares,” Harris will say. “A vision of our nation as a beloved community – where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love.”
“A country where we may not agree on every detail, but we are united by the fundamental belief that every human being is of infinite worth, deserving of compassion, dignity and respect. A country where we look out for one another, where we rise and fall as one, where we face our challenges, and celebrate our triumphs. Together,” Harris continues.
Read more excerpts from her speech:
“We’re at an inflection point. The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone. It’s a lot.
And here’s the thing: We can do better and deserve so much more.
We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. A president who will bring all of us together—Black, White, Latino, Asian, Indigenous—to achieve the future we collectively want.
We must elect Joe Biden.”
Here is a portion of the video that will introduce Harris: