Now Kamala Harris speaks by phone with shooting victim Jacob Blake as she meets his family in Milwaukee on her first campaign trip to Wisconsin.
Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris spoke by phone Monday with Kenosha, who was a victim of Jacab Blake, while meeting with relatives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Biden campaign confirmed that Harris sat down with Jacob Blake Sr., the victim’s father, and his sisters Zietha Blake and Letetra Widman, as soon as she landed in Milwaukee.
Also on the phone were Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, and lawyer Ben Crump.
Kamala Harris, the vice presidential candidate, will be photographed Monday as he arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first thing she did was meet members of Jacob Blake’s family and call the shooting victim and his mother
Harris, a California senator, is photographed meeting members of the Blake family. Reporters were not allowed in the meeting or those with Democratic candidate Joe Biden
Blake’s two other attorneys, B’Ivory LaMarr and Patrick Salvi, Jr., were also in attendance.
It was essentially the same group Democratic candidate Joe Biden had spoken to when he landed in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Jacob Blake is photographed in his hospital bed. He spoke by phone with Joe Biden on Thursday and by phone with Kamala Harris on Monday
Reporters were not allowed in either meeting.
“I had the opportunity to spend some time on the phone with Jacob. He’s out of IC. We spoke for about 15 minutes, ”Biden said last week at Grace Lutheren Church in Kenosha. He said nothing could beat him. Whether he walked again or not, he wouldn’t give up. ‘
Biden and his wife Jill traveled from two cities to Wisconsin, a major swing state, on Thursday, first in Milwaukee to meet with Blake’s relatives and then by car to Kenosha to meet with community stakeholders.
The visit to Biden marked the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has visited Wisconsin since the 2012 cycle.
Harris will spend the day in Milwaukee and visit an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to mark Labor Day.
She will then meet with Black Milwaukee business owners as part of the Biden-Harris’ ‘Build Back Better’ agenda, according to the campaign.