Harris, Pelosi Make History Seated Behind Biden at Speech
“It's pretty exciting. And it's wonderful to make history. It's about time,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said hours before the speech during an interview on MSNBC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday as the first women — one of them Black and Indian American — to share the stage in Congress during a presidential address. President Joe Biden noted the historic development at the very opening of his address. After taking the podium, Biden greeted the two women standing behind him with a “Madam Speaker” and “Madam Vice President.” He then declared,…