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Kamala Harris pays tribute to Colin Powell
Top military general and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away this week. Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to Powell during her visit to Nevada, touching on the late general’s accomplishments and historical achievements.
Harris spoke of Powell during her visit to Nevada, where she was to talk about the western drought as well as shore up public support for the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion legislation that includes climate provisions. Powell passed away from complications of COVID-19 paired with his preexisting multiple myeloma making him immunocompromised. The vice president spoke about Powell as an inspiration to many and that this would hopefully be what the public would remember of the late general.
Powell made history as the first Black National Security Adviser, first Black Secretary of State, and the first Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“Those barriers were not easy to break by any stretch, but he did it with dignity. He did it with grace. And because of what he was able to accomplish, it really did elevate our nation in so many ways. So, may he rest in peace,” said the vice president, who also took to Twitter to share another tribute to the late general.
“Secretary Colin Powell was an incredible American. An independent thinker and a barrier breaker, he dedicated his life to defending our nation and always showed the world the best of who we are. @SecondGentleman and I send our deepest condolences to his family,” tweeted Harris.
In other related news, Harris will be going on the campaign trail again this week. This time, the vice president would be campaigning for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial races in Virginia. McAuliffe is running against Republican Glenn Youngkin for a second term as governor of the state.
Harris follows other top Democrats who have campaigned for McAuliffe or will be campaigning for the former Virginia governor. First lady Dr. Jill Biden campaigned for McAuliffe Friday last week, followed by top Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams over the weekend. Former President Barack Obama will also be campaigning for McAuliffe on October 23.
President Joe Biden will also be campaigning again for McAuliffe ahead of the elections.