So that’s it.
On Wednesday 20th January, pending the outcome of any legal proceedings from the Trump campaign, President-elect Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States of America. And we’ll have our first woman of colour Vice President as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris steps up to serve as Vice President in the United States of America.
Born in California to a Jamaican-American father and an Indian mother, Kamala Devi Harris has worked extensively as a prosecutor. She was elected as district attorney of San Francisco in 2003, elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
In 2016, she became the second African American woman and first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate after defeating Loretta Sanchez and she received widespread acclaim for her pointed questioning of Brett Kavanaugh after Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court despite the fact he had been accused of sexual assault.
At 5.23pm (GMT) today, she tweeted a video of her on the phone to President-elect Joe Biden, saying, “We did it. We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next President of the United States!”
Across the world, Democrats, liberals, progressives, the left-wing, minorities and so many more are celebrating. The American people did it. Democracy did it. Trump is out.
Kamala Harris will be the first woman of colour to serve as Vice President of the United States of America and tonight, the skies feel a little bit clearer and we feel a little bit more hopeful in our fight towards a world in which empathy and equality and kindness and genuine love for our fellow humans reigns supreme over bigotry and fear.
Thank you, America. Thank you, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
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