Won't be the last female Vice-President: Kamala Harris

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Published: November 8,2020 08:07 AM
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November 8, 2020: US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday stated that while she may be the first woman to serve as Vice President, she won't be the last.

November 8, 2020: US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday stated that while she may be the first woman to serve as Vice President, she won't be the last.



Addressing the public for the first time as VP-elect, Harris said: "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities and to the children of our country regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message -- Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not simply because they've never seen it before. But know that we will applaud you every step of the way."



Harris also reminisced about her mother Shyamalan Gopalan Harris, saying that she did not imagine this moment but believed in America.



"I am thinking about her, and generations of women, Black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women, who throughout our nation's history have paved the way for this moment tonight. Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and justice for all, including Black women who are often or too often been overlooked but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy," she added.



She further emphasised how women came out to cast their ballots and exercise their fundamental right to vote and be heard.



"Tonight I reflect on their struggle, their determination, and the strength of their vision to see what can be unburdened by what has been," she said.



Harris thanked people of the United States "for turning out in record number" and said Americans have ushered in a "new day" for the country.



"To the American people, who make up our beautiful country, thank you for turning out in record numbers to make your voices heard," said Harris.



"You delivered a clear message. You chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes, truth. You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America," she added.



"And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America," she further said



Harris made history on Saturday with her election as Joe Biden's Vice President, becoming the first woman, first Black American, and first Asian American to win the second-highest US office.



Biden has become the President-elect of the United States after victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.



The Democratic presidential candidate defeated President Donald Trump in a closely contested election and will be the 46th president of the United States. He is the oldest person elected President in the history of the US.



In this, his third attempt at the White House, Biden, a four-decade Washington figure as a Senator and then a vice president, received more than 74 million votes, 4 million more than Trump, and more than any other presidential candidate.