Vice President Kamala Harris told an audience Thursday just how dark things she felt things were in America when she first took office.
“Our Democracy was under assault and our Capitol had just been attacked by insurgents,” she said, referring to supporters of former President Donald Trump storming Capitol Hill on January 6th.
The line from Harris shares a similar message from President Joe Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday, as he described the riot on Capitol Hill as “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”.
Harris promoted President Biden’s $6 trillion in proposed spending on infrastructure, clean energy spending, more free government education, and the expansion of social welfare programs, including the $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan.
Harris said the pandemic had taken a toll on the physical, mental, and financial health of American families and promised the administration would work to provide relief across the spectrum.