Harris made historical past by changing into the primary girl, first African-American, and first Asian-American to develop into the Vice-President of the US after taking oath in a historic swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:32 PM IST

Minutes after taking oath because the 49th Vice-President of the United States, Kamala Devi Harris mentioned she was ‘able to serve’.

Harris made historical past by changing into the primary girl, first African-American, and first Asian-American to develop into the Vice-President of the US after taking oath in a historic swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. Joe Biden additionally took oath within the ceremony because the 46th President of the United States.

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“Today we celebrate a triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. We have learnt again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile. But democracy has prevailed. People’s will has been heeded and answered,” Biden mentioned after taking oath.

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Earlier within the day, Harris had tweeted that she would together with Biden work to unify the nation, deal with challenges, and renew the ‘promise of America’. “Though we may be physically separated, we, the American people are united in spirit,” she tweeted.

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“My abiding hope—my abiding prayer—is that we emerge from this ordeal with a new wisdom. To cherish simple moments. To imagine new possibilities. And to open our hearts just a little more to one another,” her additional tweeted.

Biden’s message conveyed by his speech after taking oath had a hoop just like Harris’ tweets.

“We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue. Rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts. If we show a little tolerance and humility, and if we’re willing to stand in the other person’s shoes, as my mom would say, just for a moment stand in their shoes,” he mentioned.

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