PUERTO PRINCESA — US Vice President Kamala Harris said on Tuesday that she would run again as vice president to US President Joe Biden if he ran for re-election in 2024.
“As the President said, he intends to run and if he does, I will run with him,” Harris told reporters after her speech aboard BRP Teresa Magbanua.
“I have no doubt about the strength of the work we’ve done over the last two years,” she added.
Harris was on board the Philippine Navy vessel when she urged countries to respect the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s 2016 ruling rejecting China’s nine-dash line claims in the South China Sea and pledged help to the Philippines if it did aggression occurs despite this verdict.
Harris cited relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the infrastructure bill that reduces healthcare costs, and $370 billion in support for the Climate Crisis Fund.
“As a matter of fact, [climate crisis fund assistance] is one of the reasons I’m here in the Philippines because the climate crisis is something that requires global leadership,” Harris said.
Harris also called on Americans to speak out against the violence that was perpetrated against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) community in the wake of the fatal shooting in Colorado.
“My heart goes out to these families and to the wider community and I think we all need to speak out against this type of violence and its impact [to communities] and what it means because it doesn’t reflect who we are and what we think of ourselves as Americans,” Harris said. —NB, GMA Integrated News