Capito Takes Oath of Office as First Female U.S. Senator for WV


U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was sworn in to the 114th Congress today by Vice President Joe Biden in the U.S. Capitol.

Sen. Capito took the oath of office using her father’s Bible from World War II– given to him by his grandmother, Lucy– and a Bible from her parents given to her upon graduating college.

“It is an honor to take the oath of office today as West Virginia’s United States Senator,” Capito said.
“I am extremely grateful to the people of West Virginia for the opportunity to serve our great state. You have entrusted me with the highest of honors, and I will work every single day on your behalf. West Virginia’s voice will be heard loud and clear in the halls of Congress.”

Capito is the first woman in the U.S. Senate for the State of West Virginia.

“I am humbled to be the first woman from West Virginia to serve in the United States Senate, and I truly hope that my service will be a source of inspiration for young women everywhere.”

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