Kamala Harris Sworn In As California’s First Black Senator & First Indian American Senator!

Today’s “Good News of the Day” comes courtesy of a woman by the name of Kamala Harris who accomplished two “firsts” for the price of one! Kamala became the first black woman the Golden State has sent to the Senate and the first Indian American to ever serve in the body! Check out the details below…..

Harris, 52, a Democrat from Los Angeles, was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden shortly after 9 a.m. PT as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her new Senate colleagues looked on. Harris’ husband, Los Angeles attorney Doug Emhoff, her stepchildren, brother-in-law Tony West, sister Maya Harris, extended family as well as several state officials from across the country who traveled to celebrate with the now former state attorney general watched from the gallery.

Kamala Harris with mother Shyamala Goapalan and sister Maya

“Whatever advice she wants, all she has to do is ask,” Feinstein said. “I have said to her that I would like to have a close relationship.”

Feinstein and Harris met repeatedly in the weeks since the election, with Feinstein sharing advice on how to set up the largest Senate office in the country, including how to deal with the up to 100,000 emails, letters and phone calls that can come into a California senator’s office in a given week. – via GBN

Now this is someone young ladies can use for inspiration! We love the fact that her background represents two underrepresented minority groups in our government. Congratulations to Kamala on this tremendous accomplishment and we wish her nothing but the best!

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