'I'm just walking to work.' Harris parades to new officeJanuary 20, 2021
‘I’m just walking to work.’ Kamala Harris heads to her new office in the White House complex hand-in-hand with great-niece Amara escorted by her Howard University marching band
- Vice President Kamala Harris arrived at her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building after marching down Pennsylvania Ave. with the Howard band
- ‘I’m just walking to work,’ Harris told reporters as she walked hand-in-hand with her great-niece Amara, and then later with her husband Doug Emhoff
- Harris received a full military welcome to the White House complex with the Army’s Herald Trumpets performing
Vice President Kamala Harris arrived at her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building after being accompanied by her alma mater Howard University’s drum line down Pennsylvania Avenue.
‘I’m just walking to work,’ Harris gleefully told reporters.
She walked hand-in-hand with her great-niece Amara and then clasped hands with husband Doug Emhoff as she turned onto West Executive Avenue into the White House complex.
Vice President Kamala Harris (left) walks to her new office at the Eisenhower Execurtive Office Building accompanied by her great-niece Amara (right) on inauguration day 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris (center left) walked with her family members including husband Doug (left), great-niece Amara (center right) and niece Meena (right)
Vice President Kamala Harris gives a wave to the reviewing stands as she walks with her family down Pennsylvania Avenue before being greeted at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Howard University’s marching band was the opening act for Vice President Kamala Harris, as she briefly participated in a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue
Howard University’s drumline and dancers entertained mostly a television audience due to the coronavirus pandemic
Vice President Kamala Harris (left) walked alongside her husband Doug Emhoff (right) to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on inauguration day
Vice President Kamala Harris (left) and her husband Doug Emhoff (right) wave to military members, White House aides and reporters from the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
There, the Army’s Herald Trumpets played for her, giving her an almost-royal entrance.
This year’s inauguration had to be pared down because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the heightened security threat after the MAGA riot on Capitol Hill on January 6.
But both President Joe Biden and Harris got their parade – if only for the final block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Biden was escorted up to the northwest front White House gate by the University of Delaware marching band.
Harris’ opening act was Howard’s drumline, along with the school’s Flashy Flags squad and the Ooh La La dancers.
Before that she drove in a black limo with new license plates that say ’49.’
As she approached the giant staircase facing the White House that leads up to the EEOB, a crowd of staff greeted her and cheered.
Harris is the country’s 49th vice president – and made history as the first woman and first person of color to be VP.
She and Biden followed other Democratic administrations in using D.C.’s protests plates that say ‘taxation without representation,’ pushing for D.C. statehood.
D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser took a photo with Howard’s drumline and dancers before Harris and her entourage went by.
Harris didn’t stay put in her new digs for long.
She motorcaded up to the Senate to swear-in Georgia Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, as well as her replacement, new California Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla.
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