Former teacher sworn in as US Education Secretary

Miguel Cardona has been sworn in as education secretary, clearing the way for him to lead the president's effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. (March 2)

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- I, Miguel Cardona--

MIGUEL CARDONA: I, Miguel Cardona--

- --do solemnly swear--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --do solemnly swear--

- --that I will support and defend--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --that I will support and defend--

- --the Constitution of the United States--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --the Constitution of the United States--

- --against all enemies--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --against all enemies--

- --foreign and domestic--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --foreign and domestic--

- --that I will bear true faith and allegiance--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --that I will bear true faith and allegiance--

- --to the same--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --to the same--

- --that I take this obligation freely--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --that I take this obligation freely--

- --without any mental reservation--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --without any mental reservation--

- --or purpose of evasion--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --or purpose of evasion--

- --and that I will well and faithfully discharge--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --and that I will well and faithfully discharge--

- --the duties of the office--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --the duties of the office--

- --upon which I am about to enter--

MIGUEL CARDONA: --upon which I am about to enter--

- --so help me God.

MIGUEL CARDONA: --so help me God.

- Congratulations--

MIGUEL CARDONA: Thank you.

- --Mr. Secretary.

MIGUEL CARDONA: Thank you. Thank you.

- Congratulations.

[CHEERING]

[LAUGHS] Congratulations.