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Kamala Harris sworn in as 49th Vice President of the United States

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Kamala Harris is sworn in as 49th Vice President of the United States.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

AMY KLOBUCHAR: What you are all about to be part of, America, is a historic moment of firsts. To administer the oath to our first African-American, our first Asian-American, and our first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris. It is my great privilege to welcome to the inaugural stage the first Latina to ever serve on the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

[APPLAUSE]

- Ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the Oath of Office followed by musical honors.

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.