Kamala Harris the First Woman to Hold the Office of Vice President in the United States of America

On Saturday, Kamala Harris wrote her name in history with lines of gold, as she was elected to the position of Vice President of the United States of America following the Saturday revelation that Democratic candidate Joe Biden had won the presidential elections. Harris’ career, 56, is a role model for many women, as she is the first dark-skinned woman to become a California attorney general, and the first woman from Southeast Asia to win a Senate seat. And in a speech she gave after announcing the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Harris appealed to the women of the world to call on them not to lose hope in achieving their dreams.

Not only is she the first woman in the history of the United States to be elected as Vice President of the State, but she is also the embodiment of what is known as the “American Dream.” Kamala Harris, who was born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, entered history at one of the broadest doors on Saturday after announcing that she and her Republican party had won the results of the 2020 US presidential election.

Harris, 56, ran for Tuesday’s presidential election, the culmination of her past accomplishments as the first black woman to become a California attorney general and the first woman from Southeast Asia to win a Senate seat.

With her victory in this position, Harris becomes close to the leadership of the United States, as the closest to winning the Democratic nomination after four years, as Biden, 77, is expected to hold the presidency for one term.

“These elections are about much more than Joe Biden or me,” Camala Harris wrote on Twitter after US media announced her victory with Biden, based on state results.

“It is about the spirit of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work to do, so let’s start,” she added.

Since her choice in August as Biden’s partner in the presidential race, Harris has harshly criticized Trump for his messy handling of the COVID-19 crisis as well as racism, the economy and immigration issues.

Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, then a bastion of civil liberties and anti-war activities.

Her father, Donald Harris, was a professor of economics and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a researcher in breast cancer. Her parents separated when Harris was about five, so her mother, who died in 2009, vowed to raise her with her sister, Maya.

After graduating from Black Howard University in Washington, Harris began her rise that led her from the position of county attorney general to her two-time election as attorney general of San Francisco, before becoming attorney general of California in 2010.

Nevertheless, Harris’s description of herself as a “progressive prosecutor” has made her the object of criticism, accusing her of installing wrongful and harsh sentences and opposing certain California reforms such as a bill requiring the attorney general to investigate police shootings.

Her tenure as a public prosecutor also helped her form a business relationship with Biden’s son, who held the same position in Delaware, and died in 2015 after suffering cancer at the age of 46.

Biden said during his first appearance with Kamala after choosing his deputy, “I know how much respect it was for Kamala and her work, and to be frank with you, this meant a lot to me when I made this decision.”

Veteran activist Kamala Harris has strong charisma, but she can quickly ditch her broad smile to revert to the prosecutor’s personality in constant questioning and harsh responses.

During her only debate against Vice President Mike Pence, Harris raised her hand as he tried to boycott her, saying firmly, “Mr. Vice President, I am talking, I am talking”, which forced his silence.

Within hours of the debate, T-shirts printed with the phrase “I speak” were being sold on the Internet.

 

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