Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

Kamala Harris (D) historic Vice President win. Photo courtesy of MGN.
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(CNN) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris welcomes viewers to the 59th presidential inauguration at a Saturday night virtual event that kicked off the daily inaugural events.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.  But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins.

A confluence of crises confronts the Biden administration, and an evenly divided Senate means that she will break any tie votes.

Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to criminal justice reform.

Harris’ chief spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, says Harris has a hand in all aspects of Biden’s agenda.