And now a speech from Madame Vice President Kamala Harris.
After taking the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning, January 20, the former California senator addressed the nation for the first time as vice president.
Vice President Harris, wearing a fancy black pant suit, stood in front of the Washington Memorial and delivered a message of hope to Americans across the country.
“It is an honor to be here, on the shoulders of those who came earlier to speak as your Vice President tonight. In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation. It shows who we are, too in dark times, “she said. “We don’t just dream, we do it. We don’t just see what was, we see what can be. We shoot the moon and then put our flag on it. We are brave, fearless and ambitious. We are fearless in our beliefs that we will overcome, that we will rise. This is American aspiration. “
Howard University alum, who made history as the first female vice president of the United States, continued, “In the middle of the civil war Abraham Lincoln saw a brighter future and built it with Land Grant Colleges and the transcontinental railroad. In the middle of the civil rights movement Dr. King fought for racial and economic justice. “