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 BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE hailed the historic nature of his running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris talks maternal health with Olympian Allyson Felix CDFIs have proven they're the right tool to help small business, let's give them what they need to do the job The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 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.”

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Biden also said America “bent the arc of the universe more toward justice” and declared Harris and her husband, Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffChina warns of 'firm countermeasures' if US stages diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics Biden returns restores tradition, returning to Kennedy Center Honors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 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 TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE did not accept the election results and promised to mount legal challenges in various states.