“Finally, a Presidential ticket that looks like America!,” Rob Reiner tweeted, summing up the overwhelming Hollywood sentiment.
Biden announced his pick for vice president over Twitter on Tuesday. After months of speculation the former vice president announced that the California junior senator, who he called “a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the country’s finest servants,” will join him in the November race against President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence.
Harris makes history as the fist Black woman on either major party’s ticket. If the Democrats take home the 2020 election, Harris can make even more history as the first woman and first person of color to hold the vice president spot.
Additional support came from Bill Clinton, who said that Biden picking that the former presidential candidate will make for a good team. From Mindy Kaling to Gavin Newsom, here’s how big Hollywood figures and elected officials reacted to Biden’s VP pick.
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
Finally a Presidential ticket that looks like America!! Now we all go to work to restore the soul of our Nation. VOTE!!!!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 11, 2020
Yes We Kam!
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) August 11, 2020
Not cool, Joe. You know Pence can't be alone onstage to debate Harris. Why put that poor, frail flower through all this angst? https://t.co/RSaWPIh3rI
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 11, 2020
Biden will win
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 11, 2020
I picture Pence wearing arm floaties when he debates Kamala.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) August 11, 2020
Boris, be afraid. Be very afraid.
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) August 11, 2020
That's the currently scheduled day Mike Pence is confronted with the error of every decision that led him to having to debate Kamala Harris on national television.
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) August 11, 2020
Thank you for not Tim Kaining this. https://t.co/pUe8sBsfbn
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) August 11, 2020
Very happy for our friend and Senator and future Vice-President, @KamalaHarris, and very much looking forward to voting for the Biden-Harris ticket to begin the difficult work of recovering from this nightmare presidency and building an even better future.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 11, 2020
fuck yes. excited to vote!! still amazed Election Day isn't a national holiday. it needs to be celebrated, with a post vote bar crawl.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 11, 2020
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) August 11, 2020
— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) August 11, 2020
I will be voting for these people. Thank you. https://t.co/AFgPcRGKMe
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 11, 2020
Biden/Harris. I'm down. Roll out. https://t.co/2UnCajO8eb
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 11, 2020
The bells are tolling! So proud and so excited at Kamala Harris's naming by our future president, Joe Biden!
She will undoubtedly chew and spit out any male OR female who takes her on.
Well done, VP Biden!!
Love and kisses,
Rita Moreno, newly joyous Puerto Rican 🌹💐❤️☝🏽👍🏾
— Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) August 11, 2020
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) August 11, 2020
Kamala Harris is a great choice. She will be a formidable vice president and, hopefully, president.
— roxane gay (@rgay) August 11, 2020
👏🏾🙌🏾👏🏾🙌🏾✊🏾Congrats and well deserved Sen. Kamala Harris!! Love to see and support it! Appreciate you JB https://t.co/OErXQ5TqQL
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 11, 2020
.@JoeBiden has selected an extraordinary running mate in @kamalaharris! Kamala has made climate and environmental justice a top priority in her career in public service, and I know she will continue to be a strong advocate in the White House. #BidenHarris2020
— Al Gore (@algore) August 11, 2020
Sen.KamalaHarris this is a great moment. Let’s take care of her and make sure we are supportive of her because this is a no nonsense race and she is ready. Go Kamala!!
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 11, 2020
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 11, 2020
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) August 11, 2020
Senator @KamalaHarris is the strongest choice available to former VP @JoeBiden. My opinion isn’t exactly news to anyone who listens to radio show or who has watched me on @MeetThePress or any other show for the past three years. Formidable.
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 11, 2020
#KamalaHarrisUSVP Alright! From a fantastic group of candidates, #JoeBiden picked a great partner to go the distance! All those women are so talented. I hope they pitch in and help to win this race against the #EvilEmpire! We need you!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 11, 2020
🎉🇺🇸Joe Biden🇺🇸Kamala Harris🇺🇸 They will lead an administration of knowledgeable people we can trust to make the best decisions. No more liars, grifters, simpletons, imbeciles & sycophants
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 11, 2020
The sexist and racist political attacks on @kamalaharris have already begun. Let’s demand that the media keep these ignorant, bad-faith attacks out of their 2020 election coverage. Let her know: #WeHaveHerBack https://t.co/dbILReHQxy
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) August 11, 2020
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 11, 2020
I'm proud to call @KamalaHarris my dear friend and sister—and next year, I'll be even more proud to call her our Vice President.
This is history. Kamala is a trailblazer who will serve this country well as the first Black and Asian American woman on a major party's ticket. pic.twitter.com/zUlL2TXkJ3
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 11, 2020
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 11, 2020
Let’s go win this.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 11, 2020
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 11, 2020
I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. She's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected. pic.twitter.com/cmtOO8Gqqv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2020
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 11, 2020
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) August 11, 2020
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) August 11, 2020
Congratulations @KamalaHarris. I am thrilled for you and relieved and excited for our country. God Bless America!
PS I knew it would be you, because @JoeBiden respects those who confront him with dignity. Bravo! To both of you! #leadership #teamworkisdreamwork #BidenHarris2020
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) August 11, 2020
Congratulations @KamalaHarris! I’m looking forward to campaigning for the Biden/Harris ticket and to seeing this team win Texas on the road to the White House!
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 11, 2020
This is great news!! I can tell you from personal experience that @KamalaHarris is one incredible person. Tough and with a huge heart. She would make the perfect VP! And herstory as the first woman. Excited for our upcoming interview on @thedailypopcast! pic.twitter.com/mLlcOzaPw0
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 11, 2020
.@JoeBiden’s naming of Sen. @KamalaHarris Harris as the Democratic nominee for Vice President marks an historic and proud milestone for our country. As Vice President, Senator Harris will continue her legacy of trailblazing leadership to move our nation forward.
My statement 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/XdOZK9be6a
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) August 11, 2020
We needed this pick to repair us
As Trump tries to splinter and scare us
A blue wave will sweep
With her as our veep
Get hyped up for Kamala Harris!!! pic.twitter.com/kM8ADZJjdq
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) August 11, 2020
.@KamalaHarris fights tirelessly for justice, dignity, and equality for all Americans.
I'm thrilled she's joining the ticket and can't wait to call her my Vice President.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 11, 2020
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) August 12, 2020