MADAM VICE-PRESIDENT Kamala Harris receives A “No. 49 ‘Madam VP” GOLDEN STATE Warriors jersey ahead of inauguration

MADAM VICE-PRESIDENT Kamala Harris receives A “No. 49 ‘Madam VP” GOLDEN STATE Warriors jersey ahead of inauguration

Oakland native Kamala Harris loves the Golden State Warriors, and the feeling is mutual.

Kamala Harris posing for the camera: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during a COVID-19 memorial Tuesday in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during a COVID-19 memorial Tuesday in Washington. 
Madam Vice-President Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday. She is the first woman to hold the position.To commemorate the occasion, Warriors star Stephen Curry presented Harris with a customized No. 49 jersey with the name “Madame VP” on the back. The team, which played in Oakland from 1971 until moving to San Francisco last season, was sure to give Harris one of their 2020-21 City Edition jerseys that feature the name of her hometown across the front.

Curry addressed Harris as “Madame Vice President” in a video presentation of the jersey.

“Congratulations,” he said. “Blazing your own path, we are all rooting and supporting you the whole way.”

Curry and the Warriors visited President Obama at the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA championship. They were invited to do the same following their 2017 title, but President Trump withdrew the invitation after Curry and others said they weren’t going. On their first team visit to Washington following their 2018 championship, Curry and the Warriors hung out with Obama in his Washington, D.C., office in lieu of a White House visit.

In his video to Harris, Curry suggested the jersey could give the team a White House presence once again.

“I’m not saying you’ve got to put this up in your office at the White House,” Curry said, “but it probably would be a good idea.”

A video tweeted by the Warriors shows a thrilled Harris receiving the framed jersey. She said she has every intention to follow Curry’s decorating advice.

“This means so much to me, you guys,” Harris said. “I will proudly, proudly display this in the office of the vice president of the United States, an office I am about to occupy and I cannot thank you enough and you always bring such joy and pride to me, as a daughter of Oakland.”

She added: “This is really so very special. So thank you all, and I hope to see you soon. Go Warriors!”

WHO IS KAMALA HARRIS

Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ/ KAH-mə-lə; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 49th and current vice president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017.

Harris became the vice president upon inauguration in 2021 alongside President Joe Biden, having defeated the incumbent president, Donald Trump, and vice president, Mike Pence, in the 2020 election. She is the United States’ first female vice president, the highest-ranking female elected official in U.S. history, the first African American vice president, and the first Asian American vice president.

Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco‘s office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Harris served as the junior United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021. Harris defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. As a senator, she advocated for healthcare reform, federal de-scheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.

Harris sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but dropped out of the race prior to the primaries. Former vice president Joe Biden selected Harris as his running mate in August 2020, and the Biden–Harris ticket won the November 2020 election. She was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2021.

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49th Vice President of the United States
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by Mike Pence
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 18, 2021
Preceded by Barbara Boxer
Succeeded by Alex Padilla
32nd Attorney General of California
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown
Preceded by Jerry Brown
Succeeded by Xavier Becerra
27th District Attorney of San Francisco
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January 8, 2004 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Terence Hallinan
Succeeded by George Gascón
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Kamala Devi Harris[a]

October 20, 1964 (age 56)
Oakland, California, U.S.

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(m. 2014)

Children 2 stepchildren
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