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Sen. Sherrod Brown calls Kamala Harris “very qualified to be Vice President”

In a video conference, Brown praised Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick and criticized President Trump.

CLEVELAND — In a video call with media on Thursday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) praised presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of California Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate.

“Vice President Biden chose as his running mate somebody that’s very qualified to be vice president, and very qualified to step in to be president,” said Brown.

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The Ohio senator, who floated a run for president himself last year, remarked on President Donald Trump’s criticism of Senator Harris.

“Because she’s a strong woman, President Trump called her nasty four times… I just don’t understand that it’s acceptable for the President of the United Stated to call people names.”

Senator Brown said he feels a Biden/Harris ticket will resonate strongly with Ohio voters, and added “Ohio always picks the winner.”  

Citing a Democratic focus on workers issues, Senator Brown predicted that the ticket will turn the state Blue. (President Trump won Ohio with 52 percent of the vote in 2016).

“Joe Biden with the addition and help of Kamala Haris will win the state.”