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Politico came under scrutiny after floating the claim that Joe Biden had officially chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, according to The Blaze.
Politico published a biography of the Senator that claimed the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden had selected Harris as his running mate “on Aug. 1,” which is days from now.
A communications aide for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) shared the Politico blurb on Twitter writing, “Huh? Politico labeled Sen. Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate…that he chose on August 1 (4 days from now).”
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) July 28, 2020
The bio read:
Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months.
In his announcement, Biden called Harris “a worthy opponent and a worthy running mate,” alluding to the pair’s rivalry during the earlier stages of the Democratic primary. Biden claims she will bring her experience as a prosecutor, household name recognition, and skill as a debater to the ticket.
Politico added an editor’s note saying, “Due to a technical error, an earlier version of this graphic mistakenly reported that Biden had made his VP selection. We regret the mistake.”
More from The Blaze:
The news set Twitter abuzz, and The Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers noted that Politico deleted the vice presidential bio of Harris, while David Hookstead posted a side-by-side showing the outlet had replaced the briefly-posted blurb with a bio detailing Harris’s background.