‘Joe Biden will be a president who represents the best in us’: Kamala Harris
Joe Biden will be a president who represents the best of America, his deputy and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has said, asserting that he is a leader the world will respect.
Lavishing praise on the 78-year-old US President-elect, Harris on Friday said that Biden will be a president for all Americans.
“Know that” Biden “will be a president who represents the best in us. A leader the world will respect and our children can look up to,” Harris said in a tweet.
Harris, 56, the daughter of an Indian immigrant from Chennai, has created history by becoming the first Black American woman to be elected as the country’s Vice President.
While Indian-origin politicians have been elected as heads of the state in various parts of the world in the last several decades, from Mauritius to Fiji, Harris as the vice president of the United States would be the most powerful politician ever.
Biden, in a series of tweets, called for unity in the country.
“This is our moment — ours together — to write a newer, bolder, more compassionate chapter in the life of our nation,” Biden said in a tweet.
“Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can to slow the virus. Every decision we make matters. Every decision we make can save a life.
“This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight against Covid-19. Let’s remember: We are all in this together,” he said.
According to Johns Hopkins data, there are 61,585,651 Covid-19 cases and 14,41,875 deaths across the world. The US has recorded more than 13 million cases and 264,000 deaths, the highest tolls registered anywhere in the world.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- It is the first time that the 1948 Glen Grant whisky, by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, is being offered in an auction. It is number 88 of 290 decanters bottled by the company, and will be auctioned off by Bonhams with a book estimate of 300,000 to 380,000 Hong Kong dollars.
- Rochelle Walensky inherits an agency whose reputation has been tarnished. Early in the pandemic, the Trump administration halted the CDC’s briefings and the agency faded from view. administration officials slowed down publication of guidance and stalled access to $1 billion in pandemic aid.
- Alexei Navalny's top ally Lyubov Sobol, Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva from the Alliance of Doctors union backed by Navalny, and Maria Alyokhina from the Pussy Riot punk collective have been detained for 48 hours along with Navalny's brother Oleg.