Biden on Harris's historic vice-presidency: 'Don't tell me it's not possible'

Biden on Harris's historic vice-presidency: 'Don't tell me it's not possible'
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE hailed the historic nature of his running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBrown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren MORE (D-Calif.) becoming vice president-elect during his victory speech Saturday night, saying “don't tell me it's not possible."

Biden noted that Harris, who spoke before him, is the first female, first African American and first Asian American descendant to be elected vice president. He also pointed out that she is the first daughter of immigrants to serve in the role.

“Don’t tell me it’s not possible in the United States,” Biden said. “It’s long overdue, and we’re reminded tonight of those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen.”


Biden also said America “bent the arc of the universe more toward justice” and declared Harris and her husband, Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffEmhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' Biden leans into empathizer-in-chief role Biden mourns 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus MORE, honorary members of his family. 

“Kamala, Doug, like it or not, you’re family. You’ve become an honorary Biden, there’s no way out,” he said.

Multiple news outlets declared Biden the winner of the presidential election earlier Saturday after he was projected to win Pennsylvania, clinching the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE did not accept the election results and promised to mount legal challenges in various states.