According to the Capitol Hill, Kamala Harris, who will take office as Vice President of the United States, officially resigned from the California Senate on the 18th local time.
Harris has submitted his resignation letter to California Governor Gavin Newsome, who has chosen California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Harris, the report said.
The Hill said that the move made Padilla the first Latino senator in California’s history. Harris wrote in the letter: “I hereby resign from my position as a senator from California, effective January 18, 2021 at 24:00 EST.
I am (coming) in the position of Vice President of the United States, and I want to thank all the people of California. It is an honor to serve you in the Senate for the past four years.”
The report mentioned that Harris talked about his resignation in an opinion article published in the US media on the 18th, entitled “It is an honor to be a California senator, but resignation is not a farewell.”
As Walter Mondale, who went from Senator to Vice President, said, Vice President is the only position in our government that belongs to both the executive branch and the legislative branch.” Harris wrote.
According to previous reports, now the Senate has 50 seats in both parties.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who will take office on January 20, will hold a decisive vote as the President of the Senate, making the Democratic Party the least dominant Senate majority party in American history.