Biden and Harris will speak for the first time as a presidential ticket from Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday afternoon. Their address is expected to begin around 3:50 pm ET.
In addition to being the first Black vice presidential nominee, Harris is also the first South Asian American vice presidential nominee. She’s the third woman to hold the title, following in the footsteps of Geraldine Ferraro (1984) and Sarah Palin (2008).
Several of the women Biden reportedly considered before choosing Harris, including former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, offered their support upon yesterday’s announcement.
We also heard from Maya Rudolph, who portrays Harris on Saturday Night Live. “Oh s–t. Ruh-roh,” Rudolph joked to EW.com. “I love going to the show — any excuse I can get. I just didn’t really anticipate traveling [from Los Angeles to New York] during this pandemic. But if there’s anyone who can work it out [it’s exec producer] Lorne [Michaels]. I’m sure [he] has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there.”
Hit PLAY on the video above to watch a live stream of Biden and Harris’ first joint press conference.