Harris Touches on Hurricane Beryl Aftermath in Dallas Speech

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DALLAS (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris held events on successive days this week highlighting her racial identity and personal background.

She is the first Black woman and person of Asian descent to serve as vice president, which could help President Joe Biden’s flagging reelection and make her a potentially formidable replacement if he withdraws.

On Tuesday, she went to address Asian Americans in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, she spoke to a gathering of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority that she pledged as a student at historically Black Howard University. The gathering was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Downtown Dallas.

Harris began her address be touching on the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl which made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast Monday morning.

“Our hearts, of course, are with the millions of Texans who are facing the devastating impact of the storm, and all those who lost loved ones, and the first responders who have worked around the clock to keep people safe,” Harris said at the top of her remarks.

Biden has insisted he won’t end his campaign.

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