Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 13:04:19-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

It will be a history-making event Wednesday when the first Black, South Asian and female vice president takes her oath of office from the first Latina justice.

A person familiar with the decision says Harris chose Sotomayor for the task.

She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to the first Black Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.

Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall.