Kamala Harris calls for Americans to ‘unite’ in first speech as vice president

Kamala Harris is now the vice president of the United States after swearing in on Wednesday, making her the first woman to serve in the role, the Washington Examiner reports.

The promotion brought the Democrat a step closer to realizing any lingering presidential ambitions she may have after her own White House bid fell apart during the primary season.

A new administration

Harris, who is also the first South Asian American and first Black American to serve as VP, took the oath of office dressed in purple in honor of the trailblazing Black politician Shirley Chisholm, the Examiner reported. Harris took the oath, which was administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, on two Bibles, one of which was owned by Thurgood Marshall.

As vice president, Harris is also the president of the Senate, which allows her to break ties. It’s a role that she may invoke more frequently than usual, as there are currently 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the upper chamber.

In one of her first acts as VP, Harris swore in Alex Padilla, who took her California Senate seat by appointment, and Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who both won recent runoff elections in Georgia, The New York Times reported.

Harris has come far since little over a year ago, when her White House campaign imploded after an initial splash of media fanfare failed to materialize into a popular following.

Her now-boss was then a primary competitor who Harris infamously accused of being racist on the debate stage, a moment that was arguably the peak for her presidential candidacy.

Making strides

What a difference a year makes: Harris is now first in line to the presidency, a scenario that led to speculation and morbid jokes on the campaign trail about her personal ambitions, as Biden, who is 78, faced questions about whether he was fit for office.

A former prosecutor, Harris has cultivated a hard-nosed public persona that critics find grating. She has often been characterized as a cynical careerist, and recently came under scrutiny for apparently plagiarizing a story from Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, Harris has been treated glamorously by the media, although it remains to be seen how well she will govern.

In her first speech, Harris called on Americans to “unite” and dream big.

“This is what President Joe Biden has called upon us to summon now — the courage to see beyond crisis, to do what is hard, to do what is good, to unite, to believe in ourselves, believe in our country. Believe in what we can do together,” she said, according to Newsweek.

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  1. What is more
    Important that she is a woman, black and Asian or that she is qualified to be Vice President what a bunch of racists.

    1. Exactly!! I would feel insulted to be hired just for my race or skin color…and not my talent and education to do the job well.

      1. That happens all the time, especially government. They have quotas that must be filled. Then since the hired are not qualified to do the work, more underlings have to be hired to work so the unqualified can take credit. What a horrible system.

  2. Now that articles of impeachment have been brought before the House against Joe, will the demoncrates get behind it and make Joe’s tenure among the shortest in history.

      1. Bill. You’re spot.on!!! SLEEPY and SLOW JOE ain’t gonna make it!! THE FIRST OF EVERYTHING WILL BE IN CHARGE BEFORE LONG WITH AN OBAMA DIGIT CALLING THE SHOTS!!

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  4. How can we unite ? Biden and you keep implementing your new Rules and laws. Much of the American people do not want , but you do it anyway . Keystone you stopped before there is any jobs to replace the ones you just shut down . Most people do not want to have transgender kids going to any bath room they want and transgender boys should not be able to play in girl sports. These are what YOU and BIDEN think is the way to go. I do not think the majority would agree with you . But it up for a vote ( no mail in) You are in office to support what the majority of the people want and rule by the Constitution . You just took a Oath saying that.

  5. Yeah, the thing is she didn’t win honestly. Yup, I am one of the Trump holdovers that believes the election was a fraud! She is a fraud as well. Claiming to be a descendant from slavery, all the while her Grandfather/Great Grandfather were slave OWNERS! She is absolutely a liar, an evil individual with vile intentions toward our country!

  6. Bitme and his lap dog who I am sure has spent many, many hours on her knees to get where she is at today are the biggest scumbags on earth. I really hope that tragedy befalls on both of them very soon

    1. COM’ON MAN, I just don’t get it. We all know that Bitme has dementia and he has mental problems that come with age. This man is not mentally fit to be President. He, most of the time has no idea what he is doing yet he has the nuclear codes? And I guarantee you that most of the Executive Oreders he signed yesterday he had no idea what he was signing. Something is not right with this whole picture.

    2. The fact is the election was a fraud! One can only hope that since there is no statute of limitation on election fraud or on treason that if there are any Patriots left in Washington that a proper investigation will be carried out and the perpetrators put in prison. That would include Traitors Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer!

  7. i will never support any democrat
    i will do anything i can legaly to get them out of power as the election was full of fraud and President Trump actually won
    sleepy biden and its running mate is NOT MY president and vice president
    TRUMP in 2020
    TRUMP in 2024

  8. These morons think they can treat us anyway and take away our rights I have news for them We will break this country wide open and chase the liberal bastards to another country So that they will be happy

    1. Civil War may be coming soon. They just began to destroy the oil industry today affecting thousands of jobs. Gas prices going up!

  9. It is offensive to me and many others that the Dems are now calling for unity. Why didn’t they call for it over the last four years? Because the spoiled little brats didn’t get their way in the election. Now that they have cheated and lied their way into the Presidency, NOW THEY WANT UNITY. No way.

  10. The way they dealt with charges of fraud in the elections is how they will deal with any dissent. If you are vocal in your dissent, you will be marginalized and criminalized. This is Demafiacrat government!

    1. Romoguy, your post speaks loud and clear. I strongly feel that putting a pen into the hand of any dyed in the wool, short-sighted ideologue to deal with creating laws is dangerous enough, and when that hand treats a stick of dynamite like a 4th of July firecracker, unexpected destruction is imminent.

  11. Believe it or not Harris, we are united. We know the Democrats stole the election and I’d bet my life that Obama is at the top. Along with China.

  12. They got what they wanted but you won’t get unity from us after the 4 years of hate that has been put upon us by the very hateful Democratic, because they only want things to go there way. There is no forgiveness for the way they tried to destroy President Trump and the Republicans party

  13. Biden and Harris can keep thinking they won the election fair and square when they ride their unicorns to fairy land.it’s time to turn the tide in 2022 to take house back!!!!!

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