Kamala Harris is officially the 49th Vice President of the United States. Carleton College political analyst Steven Schier says it’s historic…

“What you’re seeing is that the diversity in the country is being reflected in the diversity of the officeholders, Kamala Harris being the first woman of color to be elected Vice president and I think you’ll be seeing that diversity reflected continuing into the future in future elections.”

U-S Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office to Harris. The former senator from California would be the first to become commander-in-chief if Joe Biden is impeached, dies, or resigns.