Kamala Harris: Amerikas erster weiblicher Vizepräsident
January 20, 2021 -
Kamala Harris schreibt Geschichte wenn sie ihre rechte Hand als erste Frau, erste Afro- und Asia-Amerikanerin als Vize-Präsidentin den Eid ablegt.
Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice.
Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share experience as prosecutors, and she once called Marshall – like Harris, a graduate of Howard University – one of her “greatest heroes.”
Harris’ background in criminal justice could help a Biden administration tackle the issues of racial equality and policing. She is expected to be a top adviser on judicial nominations.
As the Senate’s only black woman, Harris emerged last year as a leading voice on racial justice and police reform after Minneapolis police killed African-American man George Floyd in May.
Harris, whose mother and father emigrated from India and Jamaica, respectively, is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff. His two children from a previous marriage refer to their stepmother as “Momala.”