The family of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris shared an intimate moment between Harris and her great niece.
Meena Harris posted a video of her daughter on the VP-elect’s lap during which the two talked about the four-year old’s ambitions.
“You can be president, but you have to be over the age of 35,” Harris told the young girl, Amara Ajagu. Amara shared she also wanted to be an astronaut. As Harris said in her victory speech Saturday night, so many “possibilities.”
“I know I could be an astronaut president.” Amara replied.
Saturday morning, Harris appeared to be on a jog when she got word many had projected the election of Joe Biden as the next President.
“We did it. We did it, Joe,” Harris can be heard saying on video posted on Twitter during a phone call with the President-elect. “You’re going to be the next president of the United States.”
Harris has often cited her Indian American mother as her inspiration. Her parents divorced when she was just 7 and Shyamala Gopalan Harris raised the future Vice President as a single mother.
Her mother obtained her Ph.D from UC Berkeley in both nutrition and endocrinology. She and her then husband would often take Kamala “strapped in her stroller” to civil rights protests in the 60’s.
“My mother had been raised in a household where political activism and civic leadership came naturally,” Kamala Harris wrote in her 2019 autobiography, The Truths We Hold, according to Town & Country. “From both of my grandparents, my mother developed a keen political consciousness. She was conscious of history, conscious of struggle, conscious of inequities. She was born with a sense of justice imprinted on her soul.”
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