Watch: Historic moment as Kamala Harris sworn in as first female vice president of the United States

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This is the moment that Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice-president — becoming the first woman, the first African American, and the first Asian American to serve in the role.

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Harris was sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on the supreme court.

There was a reason Kamala opted to wear purple at the Inauguration – a nod to Shirley Chisholm who became the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress and the first woman ever to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. https://t.co/NVZTL3sqXB
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Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, held the Bible as she took the oath.

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Harris opted to wear purple at the inauguration – a nod to Shirley Chisholm who became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress and the first woman ever to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

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