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‘We did it, Joe!’: Elated Kamala Harris calls US president-elect Joe Biden to congratulate

Kamala Harris, who is also the first person of South Asian descent to be elected to the US vice-presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the government four years after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 8, 2020 12:35:46 am
Kamala Harris, Kamala Harris video with grand niece, Kamala Harris viral video, Kamala Harris in US Presidential elections 2020, indian express newsDemocrat Kamala Harris becomes the first woman elected US President. (Photo: Jenna Schoenefeld/The New York Times)

Democrat Kamala Harris made history on Saturday as she became United States’ first female, first Black and first Indian-American vice president-elect.

The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent to be elected to the vice-presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the government four years after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Follow US elections LIVE updates 

Soon after winning the elections, Harris shared a video of her calling to congratulate Joe Biden after the US presidential election was called for the Democratic candidate. In the telephonic conversation, she said, “We did it Joe! You’re going to be the next president of The United States.”

She posted another video on Twitter saying, “this election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.” 

Harris’ husband Douglas Emhoff shared a heartfelt congratulations photo saying ‘so proud of you’.

Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general before becoming a US senator. After Harris ended her own 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Biden tapped her as his running mate. They will be sworn in as president and vice president on January 20.

Harris was born in 1964 to two parents active in the civil rights movement. Shyamala Gopalan from India and Donald Harris from Jamaica met at the University of California Berkeley, then a hotbed of 1960s activism.

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