President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered a speech last night in Wilmington, Delaware, after being elected president, CNN reported.
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Biden calls for unity: He said that he was humbled by the trust the United States had placed in him and related to the Americans who did not vote for him. “I understand the disappointment tonight. I myself lost it a couple of times. But now, let̵7;s give each other a chance,” he said, adding later in his comment, “It’s time to heal. in U.S.A.”
Biden paid homage to his deep faith: Quoting biblical verses and a famous hymn, Biden said, “And he will lift you up on the wings of an eagle, carry you in the breath of dawn, and make you just sigh like sun and hug you in the palm of his hand. Now, together on eagle’s wings, we embark on the work that God and history have called us to do with strong hearts and hands. With belief in America and each other. With a love for the country, a yearning for justice. Let us be the country we know we can become. One united nation. A strong nation. A healed nation. United States of America, ladies and gentlemen. Never has we tried anything that we cannot do. “
Harris recognizes the importance of her position on the stage: Harris, a senator from California who will make history as the first woman, the first black and the first South Asian to become vice president, said, “Even though I have It may be the first woman in this office, but I won’t be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. “Harris also thanks for those. Black women, say they are “too often overlooked, but so they often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy.”
She talked about her mother and nodded to those suffering: She remembers her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who immigrated to the United States from India when she was a young woman. “When she came here at the age of 19, she couldn’t have imagined this moment,” Harris said. The vice president-elect also wore a white suit, a nod to the end of 100 years after women’s suffrage was secured.
You can read Biden’s speech here and Harris speech here.
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