New York: America’s Vice President-elect Kamala Harris thanked the country’s voters, poll officials, party workers and family members in her first speech after her ticket led by Joe Biden won the White House. Also Read - Overcoming Domestic Challenges Key to Restoring America: Kamala Harris Backs Biden's National Security Team
“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Harris said to wild cheers. Also Read - US President-elect Biden Declares His Admin Will Rejoin WHO, Says China Will Have to 'Play by Rules'
Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a central theme in her speeches, came in for a special mention.
“When she came here from India at the age of 19, she may not have quite imagined this moment. But she believed so deeply in America, where a moment like this is possible. And so I’m thinking about her,” she said.
Harris walked on stage to the sounds of her favourite hip hop music beaming in a luminous peach and white pant suit with satin tones.
Kamala Harris arrived to deliver her victory speech in what’s now America’s most famous parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware, in a motorcade flashing red and blue lights, the first sign that the earth has shifted from beneath the Donald Trump-Mike Pence White House.
Early this morning, as relief washed over, Harris stood against the backdrop of a green expanse and called Joe Biden to congratulate him, a video clip that has lit up the Internet. There was no signs of any fatigue at all as Harris took the stage this morning.
Harris and Biden face tough challenges ahead. They have won but like Trump says, 71 million people have voted for him, and a great deal of his votes came in from areas ravaged by the novel coronavirus. In Trump’s grievances, those voters heard their own and stuck with him for the second time in four years.
Harris and Biden will be speaking tonight at a drive-in event, which has become a staple of a campaign transformed by the unique challenges of an ongoing pandemic. Supporters sat on top of cars, waved flags and light sabres, whoops of happiness echoed through the evening sky. Masks were ubiquitous, in keeping with the campaign’s public health focus.
Delaware is home to Joe Biden and his family, it’s also been the place where the Biden campaign hunkered down and waited a full four days since the election on November 3 before they erupted in wild celebration around Saturday noon.
Kamala Harris, 56, will be second in command to the oldest president ever inaugurated. Biden is 78.
(With IANS inputs)