How Celebrities Reacted to Kamala Harris' VP Announcement

Mindy Kaling, Hillary Clinton, Chrissy Teigen, and more celebrities share their excitement about Harris's historic nomination.

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On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced that Kamala Harris would be his running mate on the Democratic ticket. With the vice presidential nomination, Harris has become the first Black woman and first South Asian woman ever on a major political party's presidential ticket.

"I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants -- as my running mate," Biden tweeted. "Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign."

Within minutes Twitter and Instagram lit up with excitement, as politicians, singers, actors, athletes and more celebrities reacted to the news and publicly congratulated the California senator.

"Very happy for our friend and Senator and future Vice-President, @KamalaHarris, and very much looking forward to voting for the Biden-Harris ticket to begin the difficult work of recovering from this nightmare presidency and building an even better future," John Legend tweeted.

While actress/writer/showrunner Mindy Kaling shared several emotional social media posts about what it meant to her for a woman of color to be on a presidential ticket. (It's been suggested previously that Kaling even named characters on her Netflix show Never Have I Ever after Harris.)

"Was there ever more of an exciting day? For our entire country of course, but especially for my Black and Indian sisters, many of us who have gone our entire lives thinking that someone who looks like us may never hold high office? We work so hard and contribute to the fabric of our lives in America, & now to see @SenKamalaHarris rise to the top like this? It’s thrilling!! I am filled with hope and excitement. Thank you @JoeBiden. Let’s do this!⁣@meenaharris@mayaharris_@RohiniKos#sisterhood #letsdothis #bidenharris2020" she penned.

Former President Barack Obama also congratulated Harris on Twitter, writing, "This is a good day for our country."

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also took to Twitter to praise Harris.

"I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. She's already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected," Clinton wrote.

See more celebrity reactions to Biden's VP pick below.

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