"Madam Speaker. Madam Vice President": Twitter Celebrates Joe Biden's Speech


President Joe Biden addressed the historic moment.

But with the addition this time of Kamala Harris, the nation's first female vice president, the two people seated behind and on either side of Biden who Americans see on their TV screens during the primetime address will be women.

President Joe Biden bump elbows with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after his address.

There is one last bit of history to make, of course.

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made U.S. history on Thursday.

But it wasn't just women who applauded the momentous occasion, one man touchingly took to Twitter to say he won't forget Harris and Pelosi's introduction, penning, "Witnessing it with my wife and daughter is a gift all of us will hold near and dear to heart forever".

After taking the podium, Mr Biden greeted the two women standing behind him with a "Madam Speaker" and "Madam Vice President". It's about time, ' Pelosi told MSNBC earlier in the day.

"The word diplomacy generally suggests a relationship between government leaders, but I believe it has to be broader than that", she said.

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Back in 2007, Pelosi became the first woman sworn in as the House Speaker.

Pelosi already knows what it feels like to sit on the rostrum in the House chamber and introduce a president for speeches. There have been years in which there was no speech to Congress at all, as the American Presidency Project has documented.

Pelosi, 81, reclaimed the powerful leadership post during Republican Trump's presidency and sat behind him during his final two speeches to Congress, famously ripping up her copy of Trump's remarks in 2020 as cameras continued to roll after he was finished addressing lawmakers.

Harris, made history a year ago when she became the first woman and first Black and Indian-origin person to be elected as vice-president.

In her role as president of the Senate, she joins Ms Pelosi to preside over the joint session of Congress.

He wrote, "Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President.History made".

The seating arrangement carried a symbolic meaning for the advancement of United States women in recent decades, since Harris and Pelosi stand first and second in the presidential line of succession, respectively.