Justice Sotomayor will administer the oath of office to Kamala Harris

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History is in the making at the swearing in of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday. The first Latina justice, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be the one who will administer the oath of office to the first Black, South Asian and female vice president Kamala Harris. This will be the second time Sotomayor will take part in a vice-presidential inauguration.

 

A person known to Harris has said it she had chosen Sotomayor for her swearing in ceremony. She will also use two bibles for the ceremony, one of which was formerly owned by Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice.

 

Harris and Sotomayor have common shared experience as prosecutors. She has expressed her admiration for Sotomayor in the past. Coincidentally the Supreme court Justice had also sworn-in President-elect Joe Biden in 2013 as vice president.

 

Howard Marshall is also a graduate of Howard University just like Harris. She has called him one of her “greatest heroes,” She has also posted a video on Twitter where says that Marshall has been “one of the main reasons I wanted to be a lawyer.” She has also referred to him as “a fighter” in the courtroom.

 

ABC News had first reported the details of the Vice President-elect’s inauguration plans.

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