Vice President Kamala Harris’ great-nieces, ages 2 and 4, snap a sweet selfie with their father during the historic inauguration ceremony
- Four-year-old Amara and two-year-old Leela were seen sitting with their father, Nikolas Ajagu during the inauguration of their great-aunt Kamala Harris
- Just after Harris was sworn in as vice president of the United States, Amara, Leela and Ajagu were seen snapping a selfie
- Amara and Leela are the daughters of Meena Harris, 36, who is the daughter of the vice president’s younger sister, Maya Harris
- Kamala Harris made history as she was sworn in as the first female vice president and first black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position
Vice President Kamala Harris’ adorable great-nieces were seen taking a selfie with their father as they attended the inauguration of their great-aunt and President Joe Biden Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.
Four-year-old Amara and two-year-old Leela were seen sitting with their father, Nikolas Ajagu, as Harris was sworn into office.
Donning matching outfits, the little girls appeared to take a selfie with their dad.
Amara and Leela are the daughters of Meena Harris, 36, who is the daughter of the vice president’s younger sister, Maya.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ adorable great-nieces four-year-old Amara (right) and two-year-old Leela (left) were seen sitting with their father, Nikolas Ajagu (center), as their great-aunt was sworn into office
Harris is seen greeting former first lady Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Wednesday morning. Harris’ great niece, Amara (far right), is seen gazing up at Michelle Obama
Amara was also seen waving at Harris who then walked over to greet her great-niece
Other images showed Amara waving at Harris who then walked over to greet her great-niece. Harris is seen in the photo bending down to briefly chat with Amara as Ajagu held onto Leela.
Ajagu, who is the head of global partnerships at Facebook and was the founder of Barrel & Ink and Code & Canvas, also made headlines after he was spotted wearing the ultra rare Dior 1s.
The Dior 1s debuted last year at the retail price of $2,000, but are being sold on some sneaker resell sites for $7,000.
The little girls had been preparing for the historic inauguration of Biden and Harris.
Meena, an attorney who recently released her first children’s book “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,” shared a sweet snap of her daughters on Tuesday with the caption: ‘They’re screaming “INAUGURAAAATIONNNNN”.’
Meena Harris is seen fixing her daughter’s mask during the inauguration on Wednesday
Amara is seen clapping her hands as she spots her great-aunt Kamala Harris
Meena Harris (right) is seen holding her daughter’s hand ahead of the inauguration ceremony
Harris’ family is seen clapping for her as she and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration on Wednesday
Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office.
Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position — in front of the US Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The moment was steeped in history and significance in more ways than one. She was escorted to the podium by Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the officer who single-handedly took on a mob of Trump supporters as they tried to breach the Senate floor during the Capitol insurrection that sought to overturn the election results earlier this month.
Harris was wearing clothes from two young, emerging Black designers — a deep purple dress and coat.
Meena Harris (pictured with Amara and Leela), an attorney who recently released her first children’s book “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,” shared a sweet snap of her daughters on Tuesday with the caption: ‘They’re screaming “INAUGURAAAATIONNNNN”‘
Harris is seen in a photo bending down to briefly chat with Amara as Ajagu held onto Leela
After taking the oath of office, a beaming Harris hugged her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and gave President Joe Biden a first bump
After taking the oath of office, a beaming Harris hugged her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and gave President Joe Biden a first bump.
Her rise is historic in any context, another moment when a stubborn boundary falls away, expanding the idea of what’s possible in American politics.
But it’s particularly meaningful because Harris is taking office at a moment of deep consequence, with Americans grappling over the role of institutional racism and confronting a pandemic that has disproportionately devastated Black and brown communities.
Harris, 56, moves into the vice presidency just four years after she first came to Washington as a senator from California, where she’d served as attorney general and as San Francisco’s district attorney.
She had expected to work with a White House run by Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump’s victory quickly scrambled DC and set the stage for the rise of a new class of Democratic stars.
After Harris’ own presidential bid fizzled, her rise continued when Biden chose her as his running mate last August. Harris had been a close friend of Beau Biden, the elder son of Joe Biden and a former Delaware attorney general who died in 2015 of cancer.
The inauguration activities included nods to her history-making role and her personal story.
Harris used two Bibles to take the oath, one that belonged to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the late civil rights icon whom Harris often cites as inspiration, and Regina Shelton, who helped raise Harris during her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. The drumline from Harris’ alma mater, Howard University, joined the presidential escort.
To mark the occasion, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the nation’s oldest sorority for Black women, which Harris joined at Howard University, declared Wednesday as Soror Kamala D. Harris Day.
Members of the sorority watching the celebrations across the country were clad in pearls, as was Harris, and the sorority’s pink and green colors.
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