Last night, Joe Biden announced his official presidential running mate - and everyone on Twitter thought the same thing...
Joe Biden made a very exciting announcement last night.
via: Getty ImagesHe confirmed his running mate for the November presidential election - and people had a lot of thoughts.
via: Getty ImagesCalifornia senator Kamala Harris.
Harris is from Oakland, California.
via: Getty ImagesShe began her career at the Almeda County District Attorney's Office.
She has served as the Attorney General of California in 2010 and again in 2014.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough Harris received criticism during her time at this job due to her tough-on-crime policies.
But with her stances on healthcare reform, federal descheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform...
via: Getty ImagesIt's clear Harris is hugely progressive in many other political fields.
Last night, it was announced Harris is the official running partner to Joe Biden.
via: Getty ImagesHarris is the first African American and the first Asian American to be chosen for this role, ever.
Many were very excited about this news.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough, in the current political climate, some others had issues with Harris's past work on criminal law.
Is she a good match for Biden?
via: Getty ImagesThis is Biden's third attempt at the job, having previously run in both 1988 and in 2008, before becoming vice president to Barack Obama.
Biden grew up in Scranton, northeast Pennsylvania.
via: Getty ImagesHe came from relatively humble, blue-collar roots.
It wasn't until the late sixties when Biden became active in politics...
via: Getty ImagesAfter graduating from law school in 1968, he became a member of the Democrat party before being elected to the New Castle County Council in '70.
In 1972, the Delaware Democratic Party encouraged Biden, who was twenty-nine at the time, to run for the United States Senate.
via: Getty ImagesVery few people thought he'd get in, but, after a campaign organized mostly by family, Biden won, making him the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation's history.
From 1973 to 2009, Biden served in the Senate.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it wasn't long before his Presidential ambitions kicked in.
In 1987, he first decided to run for President...
via: Getty ImagesBiden had been suffering severe headaches during the campaign, and shortly after he dropped out the following year, doctors discovered that he had 2 life-threatening brain aneurysms.
2 decades after his unsuccessful Presidential bid...
via: Getty ImagesBiden decided to run for president once again. However, despite his experience in the Senate, his campaign failed to gain momentum.
This year marks his third run for President...
via: Getty ImagesSeeing him go head to head with Donald Trump.
His choice of running mate has invigorated interest in the Biden-Harris campaign.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough many on Twitter had one overriding reaction to Biden's choice...
@WindmiIICancer @JRubinBlogger Oh I just realized this will bring us lots of Maya Rudolph this fall on SNL. YAY— Geoffrey Hollinden (@Geoffrey Hollinden)1597201970.0
Let’s give @MayaRudolph a gig for the next four years America.— YS (@YS)1597218544.0
The real winner today is Maya Rudolph.— roxane gay (@roxane gay)1597178853.0
It's Maya Rudolph's TIME TO SHINE— Jessica Valenti (@Jessica Valenti)1597177448.0
maya rudolph bout to eat eat— aida osman (@aida osman)1597177648.0
Maya Rudolph is about to get PAAIIIIIIIIID.— Morgan Jerkins (@Morgan Jerkins)1597178642.0
Big news for Maya Rudolph— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1597177045.0
Maya Rudolph better get ready— sam greisman (@sam greisman)1597177282.0
Congrats Maya Rudolph on getting the SNL gig back— James Poniewozik (@James Poniewozik)1597177170.0
GET THIS WORK @MayaRudolph!!! https://t.co/ASUdjAWIqa— Tracie Thoms (@Tracie Thoms)1597206836.0
I've seen the same Maya Rudolph joke 8 times now is everything ok Americans https://t.co/d9kLgjkhgh— Bolu Babalola (@Bolu Babalola)1597185010.0
a summation of the next hell is everybody making the same politically neutral maya rudolph joke— doreen st. félix (@doreen st. félix)1597179254.0
And now Maya has responded.
via: Twitter"I love going to the show any excuse I can get … I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic, but if there’s anyone who can work it out I’m sure Lorne has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there. Ever since I was a kid truly I wanted to be on any kind of SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and I can’t believe that I got to work there and I can’t believe that it’s my family still and I’m so thrilled that I got to go back. It’s my favorite place to play." Sounds like it's all systems go! Want more from Biden's campaign trail? Scroll on...