Kamala Harris was sworn in before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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Kamala harris officially became America’s first female vice president after swearing to the position before the judge of Puerto Rican origin of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor.
At about 11:40 a.m., Sotomayor, the first Latina judge in the highest judicial forum in the United States, took the swearing in of Harris.
“I solemnly swear that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will keep a real faith in this same ”, indicated Harris following Sotomayor’s directions.
The former California senator who resigned on Monday was sworn in as vice president shortly before she Joe biden did the same as president, in front of the head of the Supreme Court, the conservative Justice John Roberts.
An unprecedented moment
The moment will go down in history as one without precedent for several reasons.
First, Harris became the first female vice president in American history, in addition to being the first African-American vice president with Asian roots.
On social media, users highlighted Harris’ milestone with posts that included the tag #KamalaHarrisMakingHistory (Kamala Harris making history).
– Flavia Tello (@FlaviaTelloS) January 20, 2021
Today is a masterful moment.
– Zacha Acosta (@Zach_Acosta) January 20, 2021
A day that will go down in history in the US. #KamalaHarris becomes the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president.#KamalaHarrisMakingHistory #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/55KIrqWBKg
– Yolanda De La Cruz (@yolandadelacruz) January 20, 2021
– Lifebrarian (@Lifeceline) January 20, 2021
Another outstanding fact of the process is that Sotomayor, from the liberal caucus of the highest forum, is also the first Latina woman of Puerto Rican origin to assume a position as a judge in the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor, born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, became the first Latina magistrate in that court in 2009 after being appointed by the Former African American President Barack Obama.
Currently, Sotomayor is one of the three progressive judges that make up the court.
Sotomayor is, after the death last September of the Judge Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg, the figure most admired by liberal leaders in the US Judicial Branch.