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Kamala Harris sworn in as vice president

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Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president on Wednesday, making her the first woman and first person of Asian and African American descent to hold the position.

Video Transcript

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, Kamala Devi Harris, do solemnly swear,

KAMALA HARRIS: I, Kamala Devi Harris, do solemnly swear,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic,

KAMALA HARRIS: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: That I take this obligation freely,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I take this obligation freely,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,

KAMALA HARRIS: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: That I will well and faithfully discharge,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will well and faithfully discharge,

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: The duties of the office on which I am about to enter.

KAMALA HARRIS: The duties of the office upon which I am about to enter.

SONIA SOTOMAYOR: So help me, God.

KAMALA HARRIS: So help me, God.

[APPLAUSE]