Written by Devon Mitchell
Kamala Harris is making history as the first female, Black American, South Asian Vice President. Not only can she hold claim to these groundbreaking firsts, but just in her first 100 days in office she is single handedly redefining the role of VP.
Historically, one might say the Vice Presidency has been an uninteresting job. John Adams once said, “I am vice president. In this I am nothing, but I may be everything,” suggesting he has no real responsibility, but hey, maybe one day. Vice-President Harris does not have the same attitude Adams once had. She is ready to be everything now.
Harris has been the front woman for the Biden administration on gender issues. She even addressed the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on International Women’s Day. She has been on numerous solo calls on foreign policy, discussing migration from the Northern Triangle and other humanitarian crises. Even some of Harris’s original bills from the Senate addressing infrastructure and COVID effects relating to race and ethnicity have been crucial to the Biden Administration.
Harris said in an interview that she and “Joe” as she calls the President really work together and bounce ideas off each other. It is clear that Kamala has become an integral part of the Biden Administration doing more than what is expected of any Vice President. This is only the first 100 days, I am more than confident Vice President Harris will continue to make history and pleasantly surprise the American people