‘What feels historical today… will seem obvious to her grandnieces growing up’: Hillary Clinton celebrates Kamala Harris becoming the first woman VP in heartfelt tweet on Inauguration Day
- Hillary Clinton congratulated Kamala Harris on becoming the first woman VP ahead of the inauguration Wednesday
- ‘It delights me to think that what feels historical and amazing to us today … will seem normal, obvious … to Kamala’s grand-nieces as they grow up,’ she wrote
- She also shared a photo of Harris with her niece Meena’s two young daughters
Hillary Clinton congratulated Kamala Harris on becoming the nation’s first female vice president on Wednesday, as she welcomed the next four years of a Democratic government under President Joe Biden.
The failed presidential candidate celebrated the historic milestone in a heartfelt post on Twitter hours ahead of Harris and Biden’s inauguration in Washington.
‘It delights me to think that what feels historical and amazing to us today – a woman sworn in to the vice presidency – will seem normal, obvious, “of course” to Kamala’s grand-nieces as they grow up,’ Clinton tweeted alongside a photo of Kamala and her niece Meena’s two daughters.
‘And they will be right,’ she added.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol
The former Secretary of State also praised Harris as the first woman elected Vice President
The landmark achievement is especially gratifying for Clinton, who was the first female presidential nominee in 2016, and who would have become America’s first woman president had she not lost to Donald Trump.
Clinton on Wednesday also extended her congratulations to incoming President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden in a separate post.
‘So excited to call these two wonderful people “Mr. President” and “Dr. Biden”,’ she wrote, while sharing a photo of the three together from her presidential campaign.
The former secretary of state was later seen arriving at the inauguration alongside husband and former President Bill Clinton Wednesday morning.
Former presidents Barack Obama and George Bush also followed the longstanding tradition and gathered at the Capitol to watch the new administration be sworn in.
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive at the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday
Hillary Clinton had shared a celebratory message for Biden and Harris on Wednesday
Hillary posted a pictured on Biden offering his support during her own campaign
Earlier, Obama shared a touching photo of him and Biden during his presidency, showing them walking out of the Oval Office with their hands on each other’s backs.
‘Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time,’ he wrote.
George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were first to arrive at the complex on Wednesday morning, several hours before Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton followed shortly thereafter, with each couple arriving in separate motorcades.
Barack and Michelle Obama arriving at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday
Barack Obama shared this touching picture with his former VP Biden on Wednesday
Obama congratulated Biden just hours before his inauguration
President Trump and former President Jimmy Carter, who at 96 is the oldest living president, are not attending.
Carter and his wife, 93-year-old Rosalynn Carter, have largely spent the coronavirus pandemic at their home in Plains, Georgia.
Carter had been the first former president to confirm that he was attending Donald Trump’s inaugural in 2017.
President-elect Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol at around 10.30am ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president.
Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony.
They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
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