Why Kamala Harris Is Yet To Move To The Posh Vice Presidential Residence

KEY POINTS

  • Despite President Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris being sworn in, the latter is yet to move in to her official Vice presidential residence.
  • Former Vice President Pence and his family had just moved out of the house days before inauguration in a bid to pave way for the new administration.
  • The house was first refurbished by the congress in 1974 to make it the official residence of vice presidents, with Mondale being the pioneer occupant three years later.

Despite President Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris being sworn in, the latter is yet to move in to her official Vice presidential residence.

Sources reveal that Kamala Harris is still not able to move to the new home which has been the traditional residence for all the vice presidents because of the ongoing repairs at the 19th century house.

Located in Northwest Washington DC, the Number One Observatory Circle built in 1893 is having its chimney and other household maintained according to an aide of the newly elected vice president. The aide confirmed the news after CBS reported about the delay.

Former Vice President Pence and his family had just moved out of the house days before inauguration in a bid to pave way for the new administration.

In the meantime, the vice president and her second gentleman Doug Emhoff have an apartment in Washington. However, it is not clear where the two will be staying as the repairs go on. Kamala Harris has another home in California, the place she served as the senator prior to being the vice president.

Walter Mondale who served under President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1981 was the first vice president to live in that vice presidential residence. According to the white house, this home was originally meant for the superintendent of the American Naval Observatory but in 1923,it became the home of chief of naval operations.

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The house was first refurbished by the congress in 1974 to make it the official residence of vice presidents, with Mondale being the pioneer occupant three years later. As a result, many families have lived there while serving as the vice presidents. They include George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden with the latest occupant being Mike Pence.

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