'Today I learned that girls who look like me can do anything': Canadians react to Kamala Harris becoming U.S. vice president-elect

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The Associated Press has called the U.S. presidential race for the Democrats, with Joe Biden as the President-elect, and Kamala Harris as the first female vice president in American history.

Harris posted a video on social media, which shows her calling Biden after the projection was announced, saying “we did it.”

Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, also posted a sweet picture from Saturday morning, congratulating his wife on the big win.

She also posted a statement, which stresses that the election is about “the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it.”

Many people were quick to express their support for Harris in particular, as the first Black woman and Asian American U.S. vice president-elect.

Canadians, in particular, also took to social media to congratulate Harris, expressing how important it is to see her in a position of political power.

And let’s not forget that Harris has a strong Canadian connection. She went to Westmount High School in Montreal.