LONDON — Joe Biden’s decision to choose Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate created a stir on Wednesday in countries around the world, particularly in India where Harris has family roots.
Harris, 55, has already made history as the first woman of color to be chosen as a major party’s vice-presidential candidate. If elected, she would become the nation’s first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president.
“I was extremely happy … to see a woman of color rise up the political ladder of arguably the world’s most powerful country, through sheer merit and determination,” Mugdha Pande, 28, a lawyer from New Delhi told NBC News. “Now that Ms. Harris has got the VP ticket, her popularity will only grow in India.”
Although Pande feels a sense of pride over Harris’ achievements, she said it was important to remember that Harris was American and that many