NewChannel9 – NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Tennessee Governor Bill Lee took to Twitter on Friday to disagree with a statement made by Vice President Kamala Harris.
VP Harris tweeted on Friday:
“On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to ensuring that everyone has access to care—including reproductive health care—no matter their income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.”
Governor Lee retweeted the Vice President with a one-line statement which reads “Abortion isn’t health care.”
Governor Lee followed up the response with a call to donate to the Hope Clinic for Women, a faith-based organization which does not support or perform abortions.
Gov. Lee stated:
“Join me in supporting healthcare for Tennessee women and the unborn by donating $48 to @hopeclinic today. #RoeVWade”
Kamala Harris’s Indian uncle plans US visit amid global celebrations for VP
The Guardian – Kamala Harris’s Indian uncle plans to visit the United States to congratulate her once he receives a Covid-19 vaccine, he said on Thursday, after his niece became the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to hold national office after being sworn in as vice-president.
The political success of Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, has been celebrated in both India and the Caribbean.
Harris’s maternal uncle, Gopalan Balachandran, said he was happy to hear Harris mention her mother, who was a cancer researcher, in her speeches. He is a senior defense scholar who lives in Delhi.
“She is a good speaker. She didn’t throw any surprise, she mentioned her mother which she does often. I was happy about that,” Balachandran said.
The 79-year-old, who had wanted to attend Wednesday’s pared-down inauguration in Washington, added that he would like to celebrate with her in person once it was safe to travel.
Harris’s parents met in California, where they had gone to study in the 1960s.
Indian media celebrated her rise to power as another sign of the success of Indians abroad.
“Namaste Madame Vice President,” ran a headline in the Deccan Herald.
The Times of India said Harris had beaten sexism and racism to make history … Read more.