‘Oh Joe!’ Kamala Harris coos with delight as President Biden surprises her at the US Capitol with bunch of flowers and photograph of them together to celebrate her 57th birthday
- The vice president celebrated her birthday from the White House on Wednesday
- President Joe Biden handed her flowers and a framed photo of the two of them
- The 57-year-old VP then walked into a dining room to shouts of, ‘Surprise!’
- Masked staffers sang Happy Birthday as Harris accepted even more flowers
- She was born in 1964 in Oakland, California to an Indian mom and Jamaican dad
Harris, 57, wore a grey blazer and matching pants and stood behind her desk, laughing at the sight of the commander-in-chief bearing gifts.
‘Really? Aw Joe, I’m very touched. Thank you,’ she said, kissing him on the cheek.
Biden turned the frame to reveal a photo of he and the vice president smiling and walking alongside each other in front of the White House.
President Biden surprised Vice President Harris with flowers for her birthday on Wednesday
The president also gifted her a framed photo of the two of them walking side-by-side
The duo posed for a photo, with Harris gushing: ‘I’m gonna hang this up with great pride’
The gifted photo shows Biden and Harris smiling as they walks past the White House lawn
‘This is my favorite,’ Harris said, posing for a photo with the president and his gift.
‘I’m gonna hang this up with great pride.’
Also on Wednesday, the former Senator from California walked into a room full of staffers a in a large White House dining room.
Balloons covered the table, which held a chocolate sheet cake with a single slice cut out and a candle on top.
The crowd shouted, ‘Surprise!’ and sang Happy Birthday, and Harris accepted yet another bushel of flowers.
Masked staffers lined the room and filmed the celebration.
Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California to Tamil Indian biologist Shyamala Gopalan and Stanford professor Donald J. Harris, who is from Jamaica.
Harris, 57, also walked into a roomful of masked staffers singing Happy Birthday to her
The vice president accepted more flowers as staffers filmed the mini-celebration
On Wednesday, Harris criticized Republicans in the Senate after they blocked voting rights’ legislation for the third time this year.
The Freedom to Vote Act, which would make Election Day a national holiday, was opposed by all 50 Republicans in the upper chamber.
Though Harris can break ties as vice president, 60 votes are required in order to break a filibuster, a tactic used to delay the passage of a bill often through endless debate.
The legislation would combat what Democrats say are restrictive anti-voting measures being put in place in Republican-led states that disenfranchise poor and Black and Latino voters.
Harris reacts as people sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her when she arrived at the Capitol to break a Senate tie – the responsibility of the sitting vice president
Harris’s vote was not enough to end a Republican filibuster against voting rights legislation
The bill would also require states to allow at least 15 consecutive days of early voting in places with at least 3,000 voters and would allow citizens to vote early with no excuse needed.
‘The United States Senate and members of the United States Senate had an opportunity to uphold the importance of every American’s right to exercise their fundamental right in a democracy – which is their right to vote,’ Harris told reporters.
‘When presented with this opportunity, the Democrats unanimously upheld the importance of that right. And the Republicans, sadly, unanimously failed to do so.’