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Harris’ 1st speech as VP-Elect: “I will not be the last”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called for hope and unity and paid tribute to her mother tonight in her first speech to the nation in her new role.

Speaking on stage in a parking lot outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, she recalled her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, as “the person most responsible for my presence today.”

“She believed so deeply that a moment like this was possible. Black women, Asian, White, Latina and Native American women-tonight I reflect on their struggle and stand on their shoulders.

“While I may be the first women in this office, I will not be the last,” she vowed. “Every little girl sees this as a country of possibilities.”

She urged any young girl or women watching to “see yourself the way others may not.”

Kamala Harris greets Joe Biden before he gives his victory speech
Kamala Harris greets Joe Biden before he gives his victory speech

She went on to introduce the President-elect, Joe Biden.

“We have elected a president who represents the best in us,” she said.

Kamala Harris with husband Doug Emhoff
Kamala Harris with husband Doug Emhoff

Earlier she said “Joe is a healer. We chose hope, unity, decency, science and yes, truth. You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.”

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