Joe Biden for President: Formally accepts Democratic Party's presidential nomination
Washington : Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, describing in a televised speech to a virtual convention his vision for a new United States that is facing multiple crises at once.
"It is an America we can rebuild together," Biden said, pledging to make control of the coronavirus outbreak his first act if elected president.
"We will never get our economy back on track. We will never get our kids safely back in schools. Never have our lives back until we deal with this virus," Biden said.
In a week in which the US death toll from COVID-19 passed 170,000, the former vice president promised to deliver the "honest, unvarnished truth" to Americans and spoke directly to people who have lost loved ones to the virus. "I know what it is to feel that dark hole open in the middle of your chest," he said.
He also praised Kamala Harris in his acceptance speech.
“Her story is the American story. She knows about all of the obstacles thrown in the way of so many in our country. Women, Black women, Black Americans, South Asian Americans, immigrants. The left out and the left behind. She has overcome every obstacle she has ever faced,” he said on the last day of the four-day Democratic National Convention.
“No one has been tougher on big banks and the gun lobby. No one has been tougher on calling out the current administration for its extremism, its failure to follow the law, it’s failure to simply tell the truth. Kamala and I both draw from our families. That is where we get our strength. For Kamala, it is Doug, and their families. For me, it is Jill, and ours,” Biden said.