Kamala Harris breaks barriers to become 1st female vice president

Harris will become the first woman of color to hold the second-highest office in America.
4:11 | 01/20/21

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We are on leave now of a history making moment tomorrow come aleris will put another big cracking that glass ceiling when justice Sonia Sotomayor. It's where asserted as vice president but as ABC news alive prime anchor Lindsey Davis explains. Shattering expectations well. That's just what Cumberland Harris does. It's. America's democracy is not guaranteed. It is only a strong. As our willingness to fight for it. Kabul Harris is milled for many firsts most recently adding to that list. The first time in American history a woman will be first in line to the presidency. Yeah maybe the first woman in the stock this I would not be the land. Vice president Pamela Harris the man is when the real work begins the hard work. The necessary work the good work she was also the first black vice president and first Indian descent. I will tell you this. I am not perfect and lord knows I am not there. But I will always speak with decency. Moral clarity. And treat all people with dignity and respect. Six year old is a wife and stepmother who goes by mom a lot. I've had a lot of titles of my career. And certainly who vice president will be great news. But momma will I was being Nolan and that means amounts. She's the daughter of immigrants Jamaican father and Indian mother who was instrumental in her childhood in the California Bay Area. Other analysts fierce in her beliefs that you will be judged based on your inaction is not your records. Paris is no stranger to breaking barriers. Congratulate. It's the first female district attorney in San Francisco. The first female and first black attorney general of the state of California. And only the second black female to become a US senator. I intend to fight. Bryant ten to frighten the black flags matters I am yeah. And shot. What ever first forays into national same resulting from her tough questions in the senate can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions about. The male body. I'm happy that. In certain more specific question the mail vs female and her fiery performances on the debate stage. America does not want a witness of so excited they want to know how we have put food on the table. In the final days of the election the president elect deployed her to the decisive cities of Atlanta and Philadelphia. Yet it ain't pitted Seattle. Lindsey Davis what a moment that will be. When commoners take CEO's I'm especially thinking about. The little girls of of all colors but in particular black and brown girls because they're so much power Georgia in seeing someone who looks like. You and to the children. Of our country. Regardless of your gender. Our country has sent you a clear message to dream with ambitions. The lead with conviction. And seal ourselves in a way that others may not. Simply because they've never seen it before. Paris has said that her mother taught her to dream and to do. Mendez the next vice president of the United States she's excelling at both. And inspiring the next generation of girls along the way. She's going evil theory murderers. Look nice president's blank so all and. Well that history making moment is upon us it is coming soon Connell Harris of course and Joseph Biden being sworn in tomorrow thanks to our ABC news. Crime maker Lindsey Davis for that he.

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