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Despite the media anointing Kamala Harris the first VP of color is she takes office, that title actually belongs to a Republican.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The Democratic Party, which has historically lagged behind the Republican Party on the issues of racial justice and diversity, finally accomplished something the GOP had already achieved nearly a century ago.
Kamala Harris is set to become the second vice president of color in American history, following in the footsteps of GOP trailblazer Charles Curtis, a Native American who served four years as Herbert Hoover’s vice president from 1929 to 1933.
Regrettably, members of the media and other libs are possessed of an irredeemable infatuation with Kamala Harris. As such, they would prefer to see Curtis erased from the annals of history altogether, which is in keeping with the Democratic Party’s record on Native American issues.
NPR had to remind its journalists to stop describing Harris as the first person of color to serve as vice president:
Historically Kamala’s husband Doug Emhoff will be the first “second man.”