Kamala Harris made historical past on Wednesday as she was sworn in as the primary girl, first colored American and first Asian American vp of the USA. The previous 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: “Able to serve”.
Able to serve.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
Other than her private Twitter account – which has over 15 million followers and whose description swiftly modified to the ‘Vice President of the USA’ after the oath, the 58-year-old has additionally been operating an official US authorities account since she grew to become the president-elect.
Ms Harris, who’s of Indian and Jamaican descent, was sworn in by US Supreme Courtroom Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Her turning into the vp of the USA is being seen as a milest one within the wrestle for gender and racial justice internationally.
Mr Harris, who had stated in her first speech because the vp elect final yr that she can be the primary to carry the put up however not the final, remembered her mom on Wednesday in a shifting tribute to her Indian mom and all of the “ladies who got here earlier than me”
“I am right here at the moment due to the ladies who got here earlier than me. And to the girl most liable for my presence right here at the moment – my mom, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who’s at all times in our hearts,” Kamala Harris says as snapshots of her household and her marketing campaign flit throughout the display screen.
I am right here at the moment due to the ladies who got here earlier than me. pic.twitter.com/ctB9qGJqqpAdvertisement
— 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 Lawyer Normal of California in 2010, she was the primary girl and first African American to take action.
With inputs from companies