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Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing'

Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing'
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Figures in politics and pop culture took to social media on Saturday to congratulate Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE for making history as the first woman, Black person and Indian American to be elected to the office. 

The history-making moment comes 150 years after Black men got the right to vote and 100 years ago after women were granted the same right. 

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE, who made history in 2016 as the first female presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the U.S., noted the "history-making ticket" on Twitter. 

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who played a significant role in galvanizing the Black vote behind Vice President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot MORE in the Democratic primary, propelling him to a victory in South Carolina and a series of wins on Super Tuesday, wrote "our country’s leadership is more reflective of our diverse and dynamic country." 

 

Harris's former Democratic rivals in the 2020 primary and Senate colleagues, including Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerObama says reparations 'justified' Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandPentagon launches civilian-led commission to address military sexual assault Capito asks White House to allow toxic chemicals rule to proceed Lobbying world MORE (D-N.Y.) also acknowledged the enormity of the moment on Twitter. 

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In the House, Harris received praise from a number of members, as well as recently elected and future lawmakers, including Jamaal Bowman. 

 

 

 

Pop culture figures also took to Twitter, including actress Kerry Washington, who campaigned for Biden and Harris. 

 

 

 And Harris’s niece, Meena, noted her 4-year-old daughter’s reaction in a tweet.