Mike Pence Will Be Sworn In Using Reagan's Bible

VP-elect will be first person to take oath of office on it since Reagan himself
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2017 12:57 PM CST
Mike Pence Will Be Sworn In Using Reagan's Bible
This January 20, 1985, file photo taken by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D–Vt., shows former president President Ronald Reagan, left, speaking the oath of office as his wife Nancy Reagan holds the Bible at the US Capitol in Washington   (AP Photo/Sen. Patrick Leahy, File)

Mike Pence will be sworn in as vice president Friday using the Reagan family's bible, the first officeholder to take the oath using that bible since Ronald Reagan used it in his own presidential inaugurations, ABC News reports. Pence, who will be sworn in immediately after Donald Trump is sworn in as president, will have his oath of office administered by Clarence Thomas. The Supreme Court associate justice will be the first African American in US history to swear in either a vice president or a president. Word is not yet out on which Bible Trump will use to be sworn in. (Read more Mike Pence stories.)

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