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Internet Reacts After VP Harris Breaks Into Spontaneous Laughter As She Called Herself ‘Former Senator’

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Hours after being sworn in as U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris had some work to do, including swearing in new members of the Senate. That’s when things got “very weird.”

Prior to becoming Vice President, Harris served as one of the senators from California, so part of today’s duties included her welcoming her replacement, Alex Padilla, to the Senate. She punctuated the moment with a genuine laugh after calling herself “former Senator.”

In addition to swearing in Padilla, Harris welcomed new Georgia senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the club.

“The chair lays before the Senate … a certificate of appointment to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former senator Kamala D. Harris of California,” she said before adding, “Yeah, that was very weird.”

The moment was captured on a video that was shared by Pod Save America on Twitter. Followers were suddenly surprised to recall what genuine laughter on the Senate floor sounds like: