This story is part of, CNET News on Voting Preparations in November.
With that Saturday newsHis executive, Kamala Harris partner has made history. The vice president-elect will become the first woman to be elected to the position, as well as the first black and Asian-American. One of the first to congratulate Harris on being someone with a clear understanding of the VP mission, at least on television: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays vice president (eventually president) Selina Meyer in the comedy HBO’s popular Veep, ending in 2019.
Louis-Dreyfus tweeted: “” Madam Vice President “is no longer a fictional character.”
Louis-Dreyfus was not alone in her congratulation. The historic election saw lots of people on social media – from politicians to the entertainment world to daily voters – reacting with excitement.
“Can you hear that?” One Twitter user wrote with the scene of Harris jumping excitedly. “It’s a cracked glass ceiling.”
Dance is a frequent subject of Harris memes, with some mention of Louis-Dreyfus’s infamous clumsy dance as Elaine in the hit sitcom Seinfeld.
Other women were inspired
A popular image, created by artist Bria Goeller and shirt company Good Trubble, shows Harris – the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father – striding, holding a briefcase. , with the shadows of the Ruby bridges falling on the side wall. Of course, Ruby Bridges was the first African-American kid to break away from her all-white school in Louisiana.
Many women have celebrated Harris’s election as the historic first time they were unlikely to ever happen in their lives. One wrote, “I am crying with joy. As a 61 year old woman, I fear I will never see this day. This means so much!” Another wrote, “What a wonderful day for my daughters and for all the girls of this country.”
Husband Douglas Emhoff is also held
And some also celebrate the first second gentleman, Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff.
Emhoff herself tweeted a photo hugging his wife, writing, “So proud of you.”
‘We did it, Joe’
Video of Harris talking to Joe Biden on the phone quickly went viral.
“We did it, Joe,” Harris said in the video. “You will become the next president of the United States.”