In campaign news, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris traveled to the battleground state of Michigan Tuesday, where she appealed to Black voters to help defeat Donald Trump in November. This is Senator Harris speaking at an event in Detroit.
Sen. Kamala Harris: “Why do you think they are trying to suppress and to make it difficult or to confuse Black people around voting? And the answer is simple: because they know when we vote, things change.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden beat back a reporter’s suggestion he would pursue a socialist agenda if elected president, taking a swipe at Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters. Biden was speaking to a local TV reporter in northeastern Wisconsin.
Joe Biden: “I beat the socialist. That’s how I got elected. That’s how I got the nomination. Do I look like a socialist? Look at my career, my whole career. I am not a socialist.”
On Tuesday, Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican senator and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, announced she will endorse Joe Biden for president.