Kamala Harris is sworn in as the Vice President of the United States of America.
She is the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to hold the office.
She is the first graduate of a historical Black college to become Vice President. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first woman of color to serve on the Supreme Court, administered the oath for Vice President Kamala Harris.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Senator Amy Klobuchar said, “When she takes the oath of office, little girls and boys across the world will know that anything and everything is possible. And in the end, that is America.”
Vice President Kamala Harris’ oath matched the same oath taken by members of Congress. Here are a few tweets about our new Vice President Kamala Harris:
Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
As the first South Asian American woman elected to the House, I’m deeply proud to call Kamala Harris OUR Vice President—the first woman, first South Asian American, and first Black woman to hold this position of public trust.
A powerful moment in history!https://t.co/ShXl2jEGc1
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 20, 2021
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Now we must begin creating justice, healing our planet, and improving the material conditions for all people.
The work is on all of us to organize and build a better future.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2021
It delights me to think that what feels historical and amazing to us today—a woman sworn in to the vice presidency—will seem normal, obvious, “of course” to Kamala’s grand-nieces as they grow up. And they will be right. pic.twitter.com/1gQOvmNipB
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2021
Do you think Kamala Harris is ready for the position? Answer below.