Kamala Harris: 'We are ready to do the work'

"I'll speak for Joe and myself in saying that we are going into Wednesday, we are ready to do the work." Harris said. "And, we've got a lot of work to do. It is not going to be easy. As we have discussed Joe has outlined our plan for vaccinations, our plan for recovery and in particular relief for working people, for families. And there is a lot to do."

President-elect Joe Biden and Harris will take office on Wednesday against a back drop of a rising death toll in the United States due to COVID-19, racial and economic tensions, and after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Biden's victory, which lead to Trump's second impeachment.

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KAMALA HARRIS: Dr. King was killed, in large part, I believe, because he was on the verge of bringing together the civil rights movement around racial justice with the fight for economic justice. And when we look at where we are as a country today, when we look at recent events, we know that the fight that Dr. King was engaged in is still a fight in America, which is to recognize the connection and to recognize our collective responsibility to address these injustices.

I'll speak for Joe and myself in saying that we're going into Wednesday knowing that we're get-- we're ready to do the work. And we've got a lot of work to do. It's not going to be easy. As we have discussed, Joe has outlined our plan for vaccinations, our plan for recovery, and in particular relief for working people, for families. And there is a lot to do. Some would say that ours is an ambitious goal, but we do believe, with hard work and with the cooperation and collaboration of the members of the United States Congress, that we can get it done.