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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US’s first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during ‘Celebrating America,’  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.

Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration. 

 “In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation,” she said. “It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be.”

Read her full speech and watch the video below. 

Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak tonight as your vice president.

In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation. It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be. We shoot for the moon, and then we plant our flag on it. We are bold, fearless, and ambitious. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.

This is American aspiration. In the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln saw a better future and built it with land grant colleges and the transcontinental railroad. In the middle of the civil rights movement, Dr. King fought for racial justice and economic justice. American aspiration is what drove the women of this nation throughout history to demand equal rights, and the authors of the Bill of Rights to claim freedoms that had rarely been written down before.

A great experiment takes great determination, the will to do the work and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting. The same determination is being realized in America today. I see it in the scientists who are transforming the future. I see it in the parents who are nurturing generations to come, in the innovators and the educators, in everyone everywhere who is building a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. This, too, is American aspiration.

This is what President Joe Biden has called upon us to summon now: The courage to see beyond crisis, to do what is hard, to do what is good, to unite, to believe in ourselves, believe in our country, believe in what we can do together. Thank you, and may god bless America.

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