Day 3 of the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention took place last night, and it was Kamala Harris’s time to shine, and that’s precisely what she did.
Night 3 of the virtual convention due to COVID-19 was all about the women who are the backbone of the Democratic Party. The evening hosted by Scandal star, Kerry Washington, featured a plethora of all-star female representatives in the party including, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and more all making a case for a Biden/Harris presidency.
Prior to Kamala Harris’ big moment, we got a rousing speech from Barack Obama, who almost shed tears trying to warn us about the dangers of another 4 years of Trump presidency. We all know it effectively worked cause Trump was BIG MAD and angrily live-tweeting. We later learned that Barack’s speech, which was honestly his most critical one of the orange menace, yet was meant to handle criticism of the current occupant of the White House. Our forever president also was supposed to close the show, but he instead wanted Kamala to be the main event of the evening. By doing so, it gave Kamala more time to introduce herself to the country and to those who still have no idea who she is.
Before Kamala took the stage to make history by becoming the first Black and South Asian woman to accept a major party’s vice-presidential nomination, a beautiful montage ran. It featured Kamala’s younger sister Maya, stepdaughter Ella Emhoff who affectionately calls her “Momala,” and niece Meena Harris, Harris ran. It effectively introduced Biden’s historic VP pick painting the side of her most of the country doesn’t get to see instead of the prosecutor who effectively eviscerated Bill Bar during congressional hearings.
Once she stepped up to the podium at the Chase Center in Deleware, Harris caught Obama’s alley-oop pass and effectively slam dunked it. In a heart-warming speech, Harris spoke on her early upbringing as the child of Indian and Jamaican immigrant parents.
Harris pledged to bring back the principles of inclusivity that 4-years of the Trump administration has damaged. Harris spoke on her time as a prosecutor and working from within, trying to reform the criminal justice system.
In one of the most significant moments of her speech, Harris touched on the racism calling for unity in the on-going fight while invoking the memory of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Harris stated:
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1. A very proud moment for the country indeed.
(1/2) So happy and proud of this country to see the first woman of color running on a major party presidential ticket. She reminds us we can’t take our democracy for granted and with hope and work there is a rainbow at the end of a storm. @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/jdZrHGZzKI— kesha (@KeshaRose) August 20, 2020
2. Yes It was.
It was a beautiful night filled with Hope and love gratitude.— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) August 20, 2020
Both speeches were different rhetorical performances, and neither could have been given in such a venue four years ago. Fascinating. 3/— Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) August 20, 2020
Last night, the nation listened to the speech of the first woman of color to be nominated for Vice President of our nation. Regardless of your views of #KamalaHarris last night was a historic moment for our country that proved that the American Dream is possible for everyone.— Avery Pereira (@AveryPereira) August 20, 2020
7. We totally understand.
9. We can’t either.
Your mother would be proud of you, Kamala.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 20, 2020
I can't wait to call you Madam Vice President. https://t.co/M1qL4ODG2V
11. It damn sure does.
12. An amazing moment.
I LOOOOOOOOVE that she just had women introduce her 😭 When I met Kamala, I was wearing a “Sisterhood Unite” shirt and the first thing she said to me was “I love your shirt!” ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/swZqgqJeEl— VoteForJustice ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@AnnAnnChe) August 20, 2020
13. Who’s cutting onions?
.@KamalaHarris: “And even though mommy is not here to see her first daughter step into history, the entire nation will see in your strength, your intelligence and your optimism the values that she raised us with.”— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 20, 2020
And I deeply relate to her having to go through this monumental experience without her mom. I am legit crying right now. Shit be hard. And like @KamalaHarris said, you must walk by faith and not by sight. Hunny!— Ty Alexander (@loveTyAlexander) August 20, 2020