Ready To Serve Is Kamala Harris' First Tweet As US Vice President

Ready To Serve Is Kamala Harris' First Tweet As US Vice President

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Kamala Harris is of Indian and Jamaican descent (File)

Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as she was sworn in as the first woman, first coloured American and first Asian American vice president of the United States. The former California Senator's first tweet from her US government account as the holder of the second highest office in the country's administration consisted of just three words but delivered the intended message forcefully: "Ready to serve".

Ready to serve.

Apart from her personal Twitter account - which has over 15 million followers and whose description swiftly changed to the 'Vice President of the United States' after the oath, the 58-year-old has also been running an official US government account since she became the president-elect.

Ms Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, was sworn in by US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Her becoming the vice president of the United States is being seen as a milestone in the struggle for gender and racial justice across the world.

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