A day earlier than she was to take cost because the forty ninth Vice-President of america of America, Kamala Harris despatched out a message of “unity” and “togetherness” to a rustic nonetheless reeling below the dual blows of the Covid-19 pandemic and unprecedented political turmoil.
Posting a photograph of herself with husband Doug Emhoff, US President-elect Joe Biden, and his spouse Jill Biden – all within the backdrop of the Washington Monument within the US capital at twilight yesterday – Ms Harris tweeted that People had been “united in spirit” regardless of bodily separation.
Although we could also be bodily separated, we, the American individuals are united in spirit. pic.twitter.com/s5v4KIjbSX
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 20, 2021
This retains along with her earlier tweets in the identical spirit the place she had mentioned, “We collect collectively to pay tribute to the lives misplaced from COVID-19. A grandmother or grandfather who was our entire world. A dad or mum, accomplice, sibling, or buddy who we nonetheless can’t settle for is not right here. Tonight, we grieve and start therapeutic – collectively.”
On Wednesday (January 20), she might be sworn in because the US’s first feminine, first African-American, and first Asian-American Vice-President. She would additionally then change into the highest-ranking feminine elected official in US historical past.
In one other tweet posted yesterday night, she mentioned, “Beginning tomorrow, @JoeBiden and I’ll work to unify our nation, deal with the challenges dealing with our nation, and renew the promise of America.”
The Vice-President-elect’s message of unity comes at a time of transition in political management following months of acrimony culminating within the ransacking of the US Capitol on January 6 – one thing by no means heard of in US historical past. It additionally comes as a therapeutic contact to tens of millions of People, both mourning their pricey ones misplaced to the pandemic or struggling themselves. The US has misplaced over 4 lakh lives to the virus, with greater than 24 million optimistic case recorded, until now.