Kamala Harris sworn in as first female US vice-president

21-01-2021 Thu 18:16

Kamala Harris made history as she was sworn in as the US’s first female, black and south Asian vice-president. The former California senator was sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina on the supreme court. Harris chose to be sworn in using two Bibles, one from the late Thurgood Marshall, the first black supreme court justice, and one from Regina Shelton, a close family friend. In her first tweet, Harris wrote, “Ready to serve.” Her rise to the country's second-highest office is seen as a milestone in the long struggle for gender and racial justice across the world.

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