Washington, August 20
Kamala Harris, who scripted historical past in US politics as she grew to become the primary Indian-American and Black girl to get a significant get together’s vice-presidential nomination, has assailed President Donald Trump’s “failure of leadership”.
Uses Tamil expression in acceptance speech
Introducing herself because the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants on the digital Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night time, Harris, 55, fondly remembered her Chennai-born mom who she mentioned taught her two daughters to “be conscious and compassionate about the struggles of all people” and to consider that “the fight for justice is a shared responsibility.”
Harris mentioned most likely her mom Shyamala Gopalan Harris may have by no means imagined that “I would be standing before you now speaking these words: I accept your nomination for Vice President of theUSA.”
“Family is my sister. Family is my best friend, my nieces and my godchildren. Family is my uncles, my aunts — my chitthis,” she mentioned, referring to her family in Tamil Nadu. — PTI