- Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make history in Biden’s speech
- It is the first time that the US president is flanked by the two most powerful women in the country
- Journalist Jorge Ramos reacts to this historical event
Joe Biden’s speech. A photo for history, and it is the first time that the two most powerful women in the country, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi, pose behind the President of the United States, while he addressed the nation in their first joint session of Congress.
It was on Wednesday night, when Vice President Harris and the Speaker of the Lower House, Pelosi, flanked the president in his speech before Congress, taking seats right behind him, this being the first time in history that something similar happened, according to The Hill.
A historical photo
After having consecrated himself as the new president of the country replacing Republican Donald Trump, Biden in these months has achieved historic things for the United States. It should be remembered that Kamala Harris also became the first African-American woman to be vice president.
Faced with this historic event, the Democrat noticed it and before he took his seat he said the following: “Madam President. Madam vice president. No president has ever said those words from this podium ”, he mentions at the beginning of the formal greeting.
Kamala Harris Makes History: Breaking ‘Glass Ceilings’
The historical image refers to the rupture of ‘glass ceilings’, which has occurred lately in the politics of the country, which women have been facing when they seek to excel in the politics of the United States, and occupy high-level positions that are historically occupied by men, according to Univision.
Democratic political strategist Vanessa Cárdenas spoke about it: “Women are (statistically) the ones who vote the most and we have also seen a record of women running for political office last year. So it is a very important moment for women, but also one that is marking the new era in US politics. ”
Kamala Harris makes history: “It is wonderful to make history. It was time”
Nancy Pelosi was moved by the historic moment, where the breakdown of ‘glass ceilings’ is confirmed and before promoting some of the political actions of the Biden administration, the president spoke about this moment that will go down in the history of the country.
“It is wonderful to make history. It was time. This is so exciting, but let’s talk not only about making history, but about making progress for the American people, and that is what President Biden will do, ”says Pelosi, who in 2007 had already sat behind former President George W. Bush , according to The Hill.
Kamala Harris Makes History: Low Attendance
Due to health restrictions and protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic, and due to security concerns after the invasion of the Capitol on January 6, attendance was lower than in previous speeches by former presidents, but the moment of women behind Biden will be in history.
Being a tradition that the assistants represent the priorities of the Administration and that the president narrates his story of personal struggle in some moments of the speech, which are usually especially emotional, but this time he could not make further reference to his guests since they were not present. .
Kamala Harris makes history: Jorge Ramos reacts
The Hispanic journalist Jorge Ramos, through his Twitter account, decided to share the historical photo where Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi flank the President of the United States, Joe Biden, writing “Photo for history”, and where Internet users reacted at the moment.
“What a shame that so many years will pass … for the world power”, “Historical. They are very scary !! ”,“ I wish the photo was useful for something ”, others did not like the event:“ Mrs. Pelosi who retires and goes to work for her city that has been forgotten for years ”,“ The most corrupt in the world “, were some of the comments. Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
Kamala Harris Makes History: Biden’s Speech
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session to Congress Wednesday night in a speech for his first 100 days at the helm of the White House, in which he stressed that “America is on the move. again ”after inheriting a convergence of crisis that included a global pandemic, an economic recession and an attack on the democratic process.
Also, the president emphasized his interest in passing an immigration reform that offers protection to “dreamers” and to people with a temporary protected status. “One hundred days since I took the oath of office, I raised my hand from our family Bible and inherited a nation in crisis. The worst pandemic in a century. Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
“The country supports an immigration reform”
The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War, “said Biden when addressing Congress, after which he also stressed that he seeks to offer protection with an immigration reform to those children who” have only known the United States as their home. ” and give protection to immigrants who have temporary protected status, such as DACA, which are those who come from countries that have conflicts.
“The country supports immigration reform, but we are going to act and if we really want to restore the soul of America we must protect” immigrants, Biden said. “Now, after just 100 days, I can inform the nation: America is on the move again. Turning danger into possibility. The crisis in opportunity. The setback in force, “added President Joe Biden in his first face-to-face with Congress. Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
“Every puncture is a dose of hope”
In his speech, President Biden asked all Americans to overcome doubts and get vaccinated as soon as possible, because “every puncture is a dose of hope.” Biden defended his fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the first 100 days of his tenure, which are fulfilled this Thursday.
“Our progress in these last 100 days against one of the worst pandemics in history is one of the greatest logistical achievements our country has ever seen,” said President Joe Biden before the two chambers gathered, as reported by the Efe news agency. . Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
“Restore the faith of the people”
President Biden highlighted the challenge of “demonstrating that democracy continues to work” at a time of strategic competition with autocracies such as China, and argued that his government has already begun to “restore the faith of the people” that this system of government it can pay off.
“We are vaccinating the nation. We are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. We are generating real results that people can see and feel in their own lives. Opening the doors of possibility; guaranteeing justice, “added the president, as reported by the Efe news agency. Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
“American Employment Plan”
During his first speech in joint session before Congress, Biden proposed a ten-year welfare plan, whose cost is estimated at 1.8 trillion dollars, and which he plans to finance with new increases in taxes on the highest incomes, that is, taxes. the richest.
This is the third legislative package with a marked social character announced by the Biden Government in just three months in power, after the economic rescue of 1.9 billion approved in March and the “American Employment Plan”, still in negotiations and budgeted at 2.25 trillion. Filed Under: Kamala Harris Makes History Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden.
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