Harris—who was nominated in a stirring tribute from her sister Maya Harris, niece Meena Harris, and stepdaughter Ella Emhoff—described President Trump as “a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons," saying that his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.
Harris dedicated her historic remarks to her late mother, breast cancer researcher Shyamala Gopalan Harris, and spoke about her experiences growing up in a Black and Indian family. “My mother taught me that service to others gives life purpose and meaning,” Harris said. “And oh, how I wish she were here tonight.
Harris's speech comes two nights after Michelle Obama—wearing an iconic “vote” necklace—described President Trump as “the wrong president for our country. ” Obama said: “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head.
Harris also appeared at the start of tonight's convention to offer some short comments about voter suppression—and how we can beat it. “When we vote, things change," she said. "When we vote, things get better.
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Kamala Harris closed out the third night of the Democratic National Convention with a speech officially accepting her nomination as the party's vice presidential nominee.