History has been made today as Kamala Harris of California has been sworn in as the state’s first African-American senator! The #HowardUniversity alum is of Indian and Jamaican descent which also makes her the first Indian-American senator in U.S. history.
“Today I was sworn-in to the U.S. Senate,” Harris tweeted this afternoon. “I am humbled and honored to serve you and the people of California. Let’s get to work.”
Harris is the state’s newest senator in 24 years and there is much to be expected from her.
Via The San Francisco Chronicle:
“As the representative of a state where 1 of eight Americans lives, and one that voted against Donald Trump in a landslide, Harris is expected to take a leading role against any Republican policy proposals that run counter to California’s interests.
Harris is positioned to be at the center of Democratic resistance in the Trump era. Republicans control all branches of government, but their weakest grip is in the Senate, where their 52-48 majority is far short of a filibuster-proof 60 votes, giving Democrats leverage to block legislation.”
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Via : ABC 7