The Honorable Lourdes Leon Guerrero, Guam’s first Maga’håga, and Jayne Flores, Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, marked the swearing in of Kamala Harris as first female Vice President of the United States, and the first Black American and first person of South Asian descent to hold this office, as a great day for the women of our nation.
“Vice President Kamala Harris has shown all women, and especially women of color, that serving our people in the highest offices of our nation is no longer a dream, but now a reality,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “She has shown females of every age in our nation that it is filled with possibilities for all of us.”
“We are confident that Vice President Harris will serve all citizens of the United States with fairness and advance the status of women in our nation, especially at a time when women, in particular, have been hit hardest by the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Flores.
Governor Leon Guerrero also lauded the fact that United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and Latina member of the high court, issued the oath of office to Vice President Harris. Justice Sotomayor reportedly used a Bible that once belonged to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights icon and the high court’s first African-American justice.