Making history was the first step. Now Vice President Kamala Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America— and lead it out of crisis. She talks to Alexis Okeowo about how she and President Biden will get started.
On giving her victory speech: “It was very important for me to speak to the moment, and the moment includes understanding that there is a great responsibility that comes with being a first.”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama on the significance of Harris’s position: “Vice President Harris has already been the ‘first’ many times in her career. This is a woman who knows what she’s doing. It can’t be about trying to please everybody or prove to certain people you’re good enough for the job. And the vice president wouldn’t be where she is today if she let that kind of thing get to her.”
On how she sees her role as Vice President to Joe Biden: “[I] will always speak truth, always give him my opinion, which will be based on fact and knowledge and life experience, and do it in a way that allows him, when he makes a decision, to make it with full information about the impact—and he has asked me to do that.”
Vogue’s February 2020 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on January 26th.
You can hear T Lo’s thoughts on this historic set of covers on this week’s Pop Style Opinionfest podcast, dropping later today.
Cover Look: Jacket by Donald Deal | Sneakers by Converse
Digital Cover Look: Suit by Michael Kors Collection
[Photo Credit: Tyler Mitchell for Vogue Magazine]
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