Harris says Biden administration 'ready to work'

Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris has thanked Americans for all they've done in helping support her and President Elect Joe Biden ahead of what she called a 'different' type of Inauguration Day from years gone by.

In a video address to social media, she commented on the challenges ahead, but promised to hear those, who've not been heard in the past and maintained that the country is already 'on a path to heal and to rebuild'.

She called the inauguration just the end of the beginning and said her and Biden are ready to get to work.

Video Transcript

KAMALA HARRIS: Our nation continues to face challenges from the coronavirus pandemic to this economic recession, from our climate crisis to a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustice, to healing and strengthening the democracy that we all cherish. But we are ready to get to work. And we are filled with a sense of purpose and hope. And part of the reason we're so hopeful about what we can achieve is because of you. We've all seen what you have accomplished. We've seen the grassroots movements you led on behalf of the people-- all the people-- struggling in this recession and deserving to be seen and heard.

Movements based not on fear and division, but based on unity. And President-elect Biden and I look forward to working with you every step of the way to usher in a brighter future for all Americans, especially those whose voices have not always been heard. So I know this Inauguration Day may look a little different from years past-- a lot different. But let's take a moment, let's all take a moment, to celebrate. And then let's get to work, building the America we know is possible.