We the people have made history once more in the US. The country will shatter two glass ceilings on next Wednesday welcoming it’s first woman into the oval office who is also of African, Asian and Indian descent. Since three times a charm the Vice President-elect has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor to administer her executive vows. Sotomayor is a fellow history maker herself. She will be the first Latina woman on the Supreme Court to swear in the first woman of color according Biden’s transition team.
Ms. Harris chose Sotomayor due to her extensive civil rights background and past work as a prosecutor which is a shared history for the two. The Vice President-elect has continually expressed her admiration for attorneys. “Some of my greatest heroes were lawyers: Thurgood Marshall, Charles Hamilton Houston, Constance Baker Motley-giants of the civil rights movement,” she detailed in her memoir entitled “The Truths We Hold.” The former HBCU graduate has consistently spoken highly of Sotomayor.
“Judge Sonia Sotomayor has fought for the voices of the people ever since her first case voting against corporations in Citizens United.” Harris didn’t stop their in 2019 stating “As a critical voice on the bench, she’s showing all our children what’s possible.”
The incoming second in command will be a first for the country and a win for women everywhere. She will take her oath on two Bibles. With one belonging to Thurgood Marshall who was the first Black Supreme Court Associate justice. While the other is affiliated with Regina Shelton. Shelton was a childhood caregiver and neighbor to Harris and her sister growing up as reported by ABC.
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BY: BEWITTY Staff