Kamala Harris made historical past on Wednesday as she was sworn in as the primary girl, first colored American and first Asian American vice chairman of the United States. The former California Senator’s first tweet from her US authorities account because the holder of the second highest workplace within the nation’s administration consisted of simply three phrases however delivered the meant message forcefully: “Ready to serve”.
Ready to serve.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
Apart from her private Twitter account – which has over 15 million followers and whose description swiftly modified to the ‘Vice President of the United States’ after the oath, the 58-year-old has additionally been operating an official US authorities account since she turned the president-elect.
Ms Harris, who’s of Indian and Jamaican descent, was sworn in by US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Her changing into the vice chairman of the United States is being seen as a milestone within the battle for gender and racial justice the world over.
Mr Harris, who had stated in her first speech because the vice chairman elect final yr that she could be the primary to carry the put up however not the final, remembered her mom on Wednesday in a transferring tribute to her Indian mom and all of the “women who came before me”
“I’m here today because of the women who came before me. And to the woman most responsible for my presence here today – my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts,” Kamala Harris says as snapshots of her household and her marketing campaign flit throughout the display screen.
I’m right here right now due to the ladies who got here earlier than me. pic.twitter.com/ctB9qGJqqp
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 20, 2021
Ms Harris, who started her profession as an lawyer within the nineties, is thought for breaking a number of glass ceilings. She was the primary Indian American to function a US senator and the primary girl of color to have been elected district lawyer of San Francisco. When she was elected because the Attorney General of California in 2010, she was the primary girl and first African American to take action.
With inputs from businesses