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Governor Bryan, Congresswoman Plaskett and Other VI Democrats Endorse Kamala Harris for President

  • Janeka Simon
  • July 22, 2024

USVI Democrats came out in support of Vice President Kamala Harris hours after President Joe Biden announced that he was dropping out of the race for re-election.‌ On Friday, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett was full-throated in her support for Mr. Biden, and expressed doubts that white Democratic women would support Ms. Harris to become the first female president of the United States. Following Biden’s announcement that he would not seek re-election, however, Congresswoman Plaskett issued the following statement: “I am now committed to ensuring that Vice President Kamala Harris, endorsed by President Biden, becomes our next nominee, and the first Black woman to be president of the United States of America.” Claiming that she was an early supporter of then-Senator Harris when she offered herself for national office in 2020, Ms. Plasket says that she is now “100% Team Harris!” ‌Governor Albert Bryan also announced his support and thanked President Biden. "I want to start by expre...