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Kamala Harris Just Made History As The First Black and Asian American Vice President-Elect

Maria Perez
Nov 7, 2020 - 12:50

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It’s official, you can now call Senator Kamala Harris Madame Vice President.

After four long days of waiting for election results, Joe Biden has won enough electoral votes to be declared the 46th president of the United States. Harris will run the country alongside Biden as the first Black and Asian American vice president, breaking the glass ceiling. The vice-president elect’s husband, lawyer Doug Emhoff, will be the first “Second Gentleman.”

“This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” Harris wrote in a statement on Twitter moments after the results were announced. 

In a video posted to Twitter, she congratulated Biden for winning the election.

“We did it. We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next president of the United States,” she cheerfully said. 

Biden announced Harris as his running mate back in August, calling her a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.”

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign,” Biden previously wrote.

Prior to becoming Biden’s running mate, Harris ran for president in the 2020 election cycle. During one of the presidential debates in June 2019, she criticized Biden for previously opposing mandatory busing of students to desegregated public schools and for working with segregationists in the Senate.

“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said onstage during the presidential debate last year. “And that little girl was me.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated throughout the day. 

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