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McDonough sworn in by VP Harris as VA secretary

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Denis McDonough is sworn in as the new Veteran Affairs Secretary by Vice President Kamala Harris. (Feb. 9)

Video Transcript

KAMALA HARRIS: Guys, get in the shot. Raise the right hand. Repeat after me. I, Denis McDonough.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: I, Denis McDonough.

KAMALA HARRIS: Do, solemnly swear.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Do, you solemnly swear.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will support and defend.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: That I will support and defend.

KAMALA HARRIS: The Constitution of the United States.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: The Constitution of the United States.

KAMALA HARRIS: Against all enemies.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Against all enemies.

KAMALA HARRIS: Foreign and domestic.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Foreign and domestic.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will bear truth, faith, and allegiance.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: That I will bear true, faith, and allegiance.

KAMALA HARRIS: To the same.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: To the same.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I take this obligation, freely.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: That I take this obligation, freely.

KAMALA HARRIS: Without any mental reservation.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Without any mental reservation.

KAMALA HARRIS: Or purpose of evasion.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Or purpose of evasion.

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

DENIS MCDONOUGH: And that I will well and faithfully discharge.

KAMALA HARRIS: The duties of the office.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: The duties of the office.

KAMALA HARRIS: Upon which, I am about to enter.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Upon which, I am about to enter.

KAMALA HARRIS: So help me God.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: So help me God.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations, Mr Secretary.

DENIS MCDONOUGH: Thank you.

[APPLAUSE]