Fox News commentator Juan Williams cried live on air while speaking about what Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in meant to him.
Juan Williams said that the image of Kamala Harris assuming the vice presidency was “visceral,” moments after she and President Joe Biden were sworn into office Wednesday. He added that as someone with a black mother and granddaughters, the ceremony was inspiring.
“You think about American history,” Williams said while struggling to hold back tears. “You think about the status of black women in this country for most of our history, and the idea that a black woman would assume such power in this moment as a national leader, truly inspiring.”
An emotional Juan Williams says “You think about American history. You think about the status of black women in this country for most of our history, and the idea that a black woman would assume such power in this moment as a national leader, truly inspiring.” pic.twitter.com/D28A8rzLAC
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Williams also remarked that the moment was powerful given the role that black women played in ensuring Biden and Harris would win the election.
Biden officially became president at noon Wednesday after he took the oath of office in front of the U.S. Capitol. Harris was sworn into office moments before.
Earlier in the day, the pair attended Catholic mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington D.C. along with other prominent political leaders.
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