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Major VP announcement sends Capitol Hill into hysterics

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We already know who’s running to take the helm in the White House. Now the running mate has finally been exposed.

And a major VP announcement sent Capitol Hill into hysterics.

Running mates can make or break a campaign.

Of course, the presidential candidate is the most important, but if you have a bumbling idiot backing them up, then it could be all over.

For one man, it looks like he wants to stick to that formula.

Long-shot presidential candidate Cornel West has chosen Melina Abdullah, a professor and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, as his running partner for his independent presidential campaign.

West revealed his choice on Wednesday’s episode of The Tavis Smiley Radio Show on KBLA radio.

“I wanted somebody whose heart, mind, and soul is committed to the empowerment of poor and working peoples of all colors,” he stated. “Melina has a history of longevity of putting her heart, mind and soul in the struggle.”

West praised Abdullah’s “unique black analysis and witness” and “keen intellect.”

“At this historic and pivotal moment, it is my profound honor to stand alongside my dear sister, Dr. Melina Abdullah, a fierce and tireless advocate for truth, justice, and transformative change,” West said in a statement.

“Sister Melina’s incredible courage, keen intellect, and deep vision have greatly served the cause of liberation in education, worker rights, and both racial and gender justice. Her unique Black analysis and witness helps us confront our crumbling era of empire, white supremacy, and patriarchy. I look forward to working with her as we strengthen our commitment in our campaign for truth, justice and love!”

Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African studies who previously chaired the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State, said her “heart just soared” when she was invited to be West’s vice president.

“I regard [West], and many of us regard him as one of the most brilliant people to walk this earth, and so I’ve been following him and have been really enthusiastic about his candidacy,” Abdullah stated during the interview.

“He and his wife, Annahita, asked and immediately my heart just soared,” she said. “I said ‘yes’ immediately. Like, shouted ‘yes.’”

Abdullah said she first met West as an undergraduate at Howard University, but the two recently reconnected at a Black Lives Matter event.

During the episode, the lecturer also talked about her Muslim beliefs and how she aims to bring people together.

“When we talk about Islam we talk about people who submit to the will of God,” Abdullah went on to say. “Christianity and Islam and every other faith, if you think about the core of who we are as spiritual people, we’re all aligned.”

Many Christians would disagree with that framing.

Abdullah also has a history of hating on police and America to the point of fanaticism.

“The KKK, the police, and government officials are one and the same,” she wrote on X in December 2023.

Following the release of Beyoncé’s latest album last month, which features the singer holding an American flag, Abdullah wrote on X, “The #AmericanFlag symbolizes Indigenous genocide, land theft, enslavement, dehumanization, and exploitation of Black people, and settler colonialism. Critique around @Beyonce’s artistic choice is important and healthy, not hate.”

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