Kamala Harris: 5 things to know about the new Vice President of the United States
With Joe Biden being elected as the President of the United States on November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris thus marks history and becomes the first black woman of Indian origin to become Vice-President of the United States. Back on this candidate with a fascinating career.
At 55, she is the new Vice President of the United States. Kamala Harris is a California senator, and the third woman in U.S. history to be named on a presidential ticket. Indeed, in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro and in 2008 Sarah Palin, found themselves in the same situation.
By becoming Joe Biden’s Vice President, she also becomes the very first black and Indian woman to hold this position. The one that is already presented as the “anti-Trump” symbol is not very well known outside Donald Trump’s country.
Here we present you the five things to know about the next to lead the United States alongside Democrat Joe Biden.
After graduating from Howard University in Washington, she moved on to a career as a prosecutor. In 2004, she was elected attorney for San Francisco, then for the State of California in 2010.
She spoke out against the abolition of the death penalty but also has a well-established reputation. She is known for not being easy on criminals at all. Points that are likely to be emphasized in the coming months, especially since the many racial conflicts that have arisen in recent weeks.
An extraordinary speaker
She is known to be an outstanding speaker. Shortly after his appointment last August, political consultant and advisor to Barack Obama, David Axelrod said of her:
She is charismatic, skilled, and a formidable debater.
Second black woman in the Senate
And that’s a good thing for the United States. Kamala Harris is the second black woman to be elected to the United States Senate. If she tried to run for the Democratic primary for the year 2020, unfortunately without success, she remains determined.
Her objective, the presidency
And yes, as mentioned above, her goal remains to reach the Grail, The White House. If the Democrats, and therefore Joe Biden, look for a different candidate to run for the 2024 presidential election, Kamala Harris will possibly become the next candidate for the White House for 2024.
Addicted to cooking
And yes, it may be hard to believe but it is indeed true! During the lockdown due to the Covid-19, the politician shared many moments in her kitchen on social networks. And we can say that she has talent!