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:
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) January 20, 2021
it's refreshing to hear genuine laughter again in the admin.
— ja weh🌈 (@JamilaWehner) January 20, 2021
Sure, but the fly was more likable than Pence.
— brad vachal (@bradvachal) January 20, 2021
Did we ever hear anything that sounded as joyous coming from the previous VP? She is thriving right now ❤️
— Resistance Pilot (@Sgarvin84) January 20, 2021
It's fun to hear a VP laugh!
— DoraBH (@rodala0504) January 20, 2021
I am filled to the brim with girlish glee.
— Denise Tate (@stateof_tate) January 20, 2021
Stop being so normal and lovable, there's too much whiplash!!
— (((Sarah DCStatehood Horowitz))) (@sarahrhorowitz) January 20, 2021
— L (@LisaaThom) January 20, 2021