Joe Biden Almost Didn’t Pick Kamala Harris Over Her Past Relationship With Willie Brown

( It’s becoming more and more apparent that Vice President Kamala Harris certainly was not President Joe Biden’s top choice as his running mate — and based on her poor performance so far, he might have been right in his thinking.
A new excerpt from the book “This Will Not Pass” was released to Fox News recently, and it has an interesting passage about Harris and how Biden viewed her as his potential running mate. The book is written by Alex Burns and Johnathan Martin, political correspondents for the New York Times.
Previous excerpts that have been released from the book discuss the challenging time that Harris has had as part of the Biden administration thus far. But, the newest clip from the book deals with the process of how she was selected as Biden’s running mate.
First, the book rubber stamps previous reporting done by other media outlets that First Lady Jill Biden was wary of Harris as a running mate because she attacked Biden so ferociously during the Democratic presidential primary back in the summer of 2019.
The book states that Jill said at the time:
“There are millions of people in the United States. Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?”
The book also includes new reporting on the matter, though. This time, it details reservations that Biden had about Harris — and his concern was a previous romantic relationship she had with Willie Brown, the mayor of San Francisco.
In the 1990s, Brown and Harris dated. The book reports that Biden had concerns because Brown “appointed Harris to a pair of minor political positions” in the city in which he was running. Biden apparently thought the whole ordeal was the kind of thing that should be off limits” when a presidential candidate was selecting a running mate.
Harris was eventually elected as the district attorney for San Francisco. Before that, she worked in the offices for the city attorney of San Francisco as well as the district attorney — which is also based in the city.
In the city attorney’s office, she served as the chief of the Division on Children and Families. In the DA’s office, she held the title of chief of the Career Criminal Division.
Despite the Bidens’ reluctance to have Harris on board, they were apparently pushed to do so by Ron Klain, who is now the chief of staff for the White House. According to the book, Klain had the responsibility of vetting all Biden’s potential running mates, and he pushed for Harris from a very early point in the whole process.
The authors of the book wrote:
“Choosing Harris will show people that you are magnanimous and forgiving, Klain told Biden. It will show the country just what a unifying leader you can be.”
From a symbolic standpoint, that might be true. But, one has to wonder whether both of the Bidens are regretting the fact that they gave into Klain’s wishes, seeing as how poorly Harris is performing in office.