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Joe Biden Announced Kamala Harris As His VP Pick. Here Are All Of The Best Reactions We've Seen
'MAYA RUDOLPH UP YOUR FEE'

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After months of speculation, Joe Biden announced Tuesday afternoon that Kamala Harris would be his VP candidate in the 2020 presidential election. Biden's decision to make Harris his running mate is a historic one, as Harris is the first Black woman and the first Asian American to be a general election candidate for vice president.

Biden's announcement was met with many different reactions on the internet, so we compiled some of the best ones here.

Many offered their support, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.

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Congrats to the democrat VP pick ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro's and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned: 1) out of the chute trust no one new; 2) fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy; 3) don't get muzzled – connect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are.ย ย So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive "handlers" trying to change you; 4) some fun terms you may learn: "OTR" – an orchestrated campaign stop that's meant to look un-orchestrated where you "normalize" in front of voters. (I'd remembered not packing my running shoes, they turned it into a whole campaign stop with media detailing my every move trying on shoes.) OTR's get bizarre (try eating in front of vultures looking for the "gotcha" shot!) but my team made OTR's the second most fun thing! "Ropeline": thee MOST fun thing! Every single handshake and holler and hug and smile melted my heart, energized my soul, and gave me the utmost hope in the greatest country on earth! The ropeline is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve, so be sincere in looking in their eyes, understanding why they're there, never forgetting they represent the innumerable Americans putting their trust in you to serve for the right reasons. It's who and what they represent that is all that matters! 5) don't forget the women who came before you; 6) have fun! This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you'll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ more to come… including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden… stay tuned! – Sarah Palin

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Celebrities of all sorts also congratulated the California senator.

Including Katie Holmes's slightly unconventional post of celebration.

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People have also pointed out that, funnily enough, Donald Trump has supported Harris in the past.

Though during a press briefing on Tuesday, Trump described Harris as "extraordinarily nasty" to Justice Kavanaugh and that he was surprised Biden picked her.

Harris's alma mater, Howard University, also sent their congratulations.

And as journalist Ben Jacobs pointed out, Harris's educational background makes her selection historic as well:

Some Twitter users were looking forward to seeing Harris go up against Mike Pence in the October vice-presidential debate.

And there were, of course, a lot of tweets about Maya Rudolph, who did a spot-on job portraying Harris on "SNL":

Upon hearing the news of Harris' selection, Rudolph reportedly reacted with an uncensored "Oh shit. Ruh-roh." According to Rudolph, she's likely to return to "SNL" to reprise the role.

Harris's selection almost certainly means that some Elizabeth Warren supporters will be disappointed.

And some Twitter users have also pointed out that Harris's background as a prosecutor and attorney general in California is controversial, especially given the pushes to abolish the police by the BLM movement:

And finally, while not exactly a reaction to Biden's VP pick, this is one of our favorites because it perfectly sums up the craziness of 2020 by involving one of this year's most viral memes:

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