America’s De Facto President Kamala Harris Gets Her Very Own ‘Resolute’ Desk

America's De Facto President Kamala Harris Gets Her Very Own 'Resolute' Desk
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America’s De Facto President, Vice President Kamala Harris now has her own “Resolute” desk, crafted from materials from the historic USS Constitution warship.

The desk was built by US Navy Seabees and delivered to the White House in February, according to outlets including Military.com.

Featuring intricate patriotic carvings of eagles and stars, the desk was made using wood, copper and nails taken from the Constitution during two renovations of the frigate between 2007 and 2017, the outlet reported, citing Paul Taylor, a spokesman for Naval History and Heritage Command, which headed up the project.

Commissioned in 1794 and now berthed at Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard, the Constitution — dubbed “Old Ironsides” by poet Oliver Wendell Holmes — is the oldest US warship still afloat.

America’s De Facto President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris sits at her desk made from wood, copper and nails taken off the USS Constitution, one of the country’s first frigates. Twitter @VP
Vice President Kamala Harris sits at her desk made from wood, copper and nails taken off the USS Constitution, one of the country’s first frigates. Twitter @VP

Harris’ desk was one of two “heritage desks” constructed by the Seabees this year, with the other delivered to the office of the secretary of the Navy, now Thomas Harker in an acting capacity, Military.com reported.

Harris’ desk was one of two “heritage desks” constructed by the Seabees this year. Twitter @VP
Harris’ desk was one of two “heritage desks” constructed by the Seabees this year. Twitter @VP

That desk includes not only materials from the Constitution, but also several other famous American warships, including the USS Chesapeake frigate — also commissioned in 1794 — and the battleship USS Arizona, sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Constitution sailing in the Boston Harbor. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
The USS Constitution sailing in the Boston Harbor. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

A drawer on the Navy secretary’s desk features pen trays built with a piece of the Arizona.

Vice President Kamala Harris sits at her desk made from parts of the USS Constitution. Naval History and Heritage Comma
Vice President Kamala Harris sits at her desk made from parts of the USS Constitution. Naval History and Heritage Comma

The project was approved under President Donald Trump, and construction on the desks began on Jan. 4, while he was still in office.

Taylor told Military.com:

“Each of these historic warships, like so many other vessels throughout the history of the Navy, embody the honor, courage, and commitment of those who served in them.

More importantly, the desks will be lasting reminders to our civilian leaders that today’s Navy and our diverse sailors and Marines are deployed forward — alongside our allies and partners — to deter aggression and preserve freedom of the seas.”

That desk includes not only materials from the Constitution, but also several other famous American warships, including the USS Chesapeake frigate. White House
That desk includes not only materials from the Constitution, but also several other famous American warships, including the USS Chesapeake frigate. White House

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