Biden Delivers Address Flanked By Pelosi And Harris, In Historic First

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President Biden arrives to address a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol. She's the first Black woman of South Asian descent to be elected to the position. She said at the time that "while I may be the first, I won't be the last".

Female politicians themselves also explained how much "representation matters", with Sen.

Harris entered the House chamber Wednesday night to a round of applause for Biden's address to Congress. She said, "We've seen these numbers increase over the years, and I hope that visual Wednesday night reaffirms to the women and girls who are watching that no job is off limits".

"It's pretty exciting. And it's wonderful to make history".

After the address, reporters asked Harris about the significance of the occasion, and she reportedly told them that it was just "normal", The Guardian reported. "It's about time. I made history when I was the first speaker to be standing behind President Bush, and he made note of that".

Activist and writer Charlotte Clymer posted a photograph of the two women leaders and wrote, "Madam Vice President".

Indeed, former President George W. Bush began his 2007 State of the Union address with a nod to Pelosi.

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Pelosi already knows what it feels like to sit on the rostrum in the House chamber and introduce a president for speeches.

In his opening remarks, Biden paid tribute to the historic nature of his vice president, the first woman to serve in that role in American history.

Debbie Walsh, director of the Centre for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, said "For all of us who care about women's public leadership, we still look forward to the day when the person standing at the podium, in front, is a woman". 'But for now this is a particularly gratifying moment'.

Harris' office declined comment Wednesday on her historic role in the president's address, preferring to let the moment speak for itself.

Apart from the speech Wednesday, Harris and Pelosi have notched another first in USA and women's history.

The seating arrangement carried a symbolic meaning for the advancement of USA women in recent decades, since Harris and Pelosi stand first and second in the presidential line of succession, respectively.

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