Kamala Harris, 55, is the new Vice President of the United States. But why is there so much talk about her? Harris, a California senator, is the third woman in US history to be nominated on a presidential ticket. In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro and in 2008 Sarah Palin found themselves in the same situation.
But that's not all! She is also the very first black and Indian woman to run for the vice-presidency of the United States. The Vice President-elect who is already being presented as the ‘anti-Trump' is not very well known outside of the US. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the future Vice President of the United States and Joe Biden's right-hand woman.
Kamala Harris had a career as a district attorney after graduating from Howard University, a prestigious African-American university in Washington, DC. In 2004, she was elected as district attorney for San Francisco, and in 2010 district attorney for the State of California, as she had hoped when she began her studies.
She has spoken out against the abolition of the death penalty but also has a well-established reputation. She is known to be not at all lenient with criminals. These are points that are bound to be highlighted during her term as Vice President, particularly because of the numerous racial conflicts currently affecting the United States.
An outstanding public speaker
She is known to be an outstanding public speaker. Shortly after her appointment last August, Barack Obama's political consultant and advisor David Axelrod said when talking about her:
She is charismatic, qualified, and a formidable debater.
Second black woman in the Senate
She broke the glass ceiling. What’s good for Kamala Harris is good for the United States. Kamala Harris is the second black woman to be elected to the US Senate. She tried to win the Democratic nomination in the 2020 primaries, unfortunately without success, but she remains determined.
Her objective? The presidency
Yes, as mentioned above, her objective is to obtain the ultimate goal, The White House. If Joe Biden wins another term in 2024, Kamala Harris will possibly become the future White House candidate for 2028.
Addicted to cooking
It may be hard to believe, but it's true! During the Covid-19 lockdown, the politician shared several moments of herself in her kitchen on social networks, and it seems that she has atalent for cooking!
Check out the video at the top of the article for more details.