The best memes as Kamala Harris becomes Joe Biden's 2020 running mate
12 August 2020, 15:58 | Updated: 12 August 2020, 16:15
Let's just say, Maya Rudolph will be VERY busy during the build up to the election.
Yesterday (Aug 11), Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced that Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate for the upcoming 2020 election.
Despite many being critical of Harris' controversial record as a prosecutor and as Attorney General of California, the majority agreed that Biden made a good choice. The news sent the internet into meltdown for a multitude of reasons.
Firstly, Sen. Harris will be the first Black woman and South Asian American to run on a presidential ticket from either of the two main US political parties. She's also the third woman to be selected as a VP candidate. (No woman has ended up on the winning ticket, however.)
The other reason as to why people were so hyped about the news was because of Maya Rudolph. During the Democratic party debates, Rudolph impersonated Harris on Saturday Night Live, with her hilarious performance earning her an Emmy nomination.
Following the news, Twitter reacted, as always, with memes. Here are some of the best reactions...
Everyone made the exact same joke about Maya Rudolph returning to SNL to play Harris.
Luckily enough, EW were interviewing Maya when the news was announced and caught her reaction as it happened. While she didn't immediately commit to returning to SNL, she hinted that she's open to reprising her role.
"I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out I'm sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there," she joked.
maya rudolph the next time lorne calls pic.twitter.com/nYSBbdtF18— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 11, 2020
maya rudolph up your fee— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) August 11, 2020
maya rudolph in kamala garb singing "wet ass presidency" before the end of the month. calling it now— mork (@karlmorx) August 11, 2020
Maya Rudolph walking into SNL contract negotiations pic.twitter.com/zXmkQf0bgY— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 11, 2020
Everyone coming up with the same exact Maya Rudolph tweet pic.twitter.com/tiT1I64zSI— Mike Tague (@rhymeswithbeg) August 11, 2020
a summation of the next hell is everybody making the same politically neutral maya rudolph joke— doreen st. félix (@dstfelix) August 11, 2020
People also couldn't contain their excitement over the thought of Harris debating Mike Pence.
Multiple clips of Harris during the Dem debates and in senate hearings have gone viral in the past. Many believe that she'll absolutely destroy the current Vice President on the stage.
The vice presidential debate will take place on October 7th in Utah.
Pence upon hearing he has to debate Kamala Harris... pic.twitter.com/XAH0TvLvBB— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 11, 2020
If you think you’re having a bad day, Mike Pence just found out he has to debate Kamala Harris.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 11, 2020
Kamala Harris waving goodbye to Mike Pence’s wig after the first VP debate pic.twitter.com/ZYplRfTG4E— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) August 11, 2020
mike pence on his way to the first debate against kamala harris pic.twitter.com/A1PBV94fiI— chase (@cfree94) August 11, 2020
Others acknowledged that even though it wasn't their ideal ticket, they'd be voting for Biden and Harris anyway.
me voting for kamala and joe in November pic.twitter.com/wz4O2kPbaW— mack (@idkmackk) August 11, 2020
Memes aside, this upcoming US election is not a joke and is very serious for many Americans all over the country. For more information on how to register to vote in the US, head to vote.gov.