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Mayorkas takes oath as homeland security chief

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Alejandro Mayorkas has taken the oath of office as President Joe Biden's homeland security secretary after he was confirmed 56-43 by the U.S. Senate. (Feb. 2)

Video Transcript

KAMALA HARRIS: Raise your right hand. I, Alejandro Mayorkas,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: I, Alejandro Mayorkas,

KAMALA HARRIS: Do solemnly swear,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Do solemnly swear,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will support and defend,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: That I will support and defend,

KAMALA HARRIS: The Constitution of the United States,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: The Constitution of the United States,

KAMALA HARRIS: Against all enemies,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Against all enemies,

KAMALA HARRIS: Foreign and domestic,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Foreign and domestic,

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

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: That I will bear true faith and allegiance,

KAMALA HARRIS: To the same,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: To the same,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I take this obligation freely,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: That I take this obligation freely,

KAMALA HARRIS: Without any mental reservation,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Without any mental reservation,

KAMALA HARRIS: Or purpose of evasion,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Or purpose of evasion,

KAMALA HARRIS: And that I will well and faithfully discharge,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: And that I will well and faithfully discharge,

KAMALA HARRIS: The duties of the office,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: The duties of the office,

KAMALA HARRIS: On which I'm about to enter,

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: On which I am about to enter,

KAMALA HARRIS: So help me, God.

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: So help me, God.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations, Mr. Secretary.

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: Thank you, ma'am.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations to the whole family.