Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new senators on Wednesday: Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, and Alex Padilla of California. Democrats now have officially claimed control of the Senate.
Democrats officially took control of the Senate after 3 new senators were sworn in by VP Harris. • Jon Ossoff is Georgia's 1st Jewish senator • Raphael Warnock is Georgia's 1st Black senator • Alex Padilla is California's 1st Latino senator
Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia were sworn in this afternoon, officially splitting the Senate 50-50 between the two parties and handing Democrats narrow control over both houses of Congress
Hours after being sworn into office, Vice President Kamala Harris performed one of her first official duties, swearing in Senators Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and her own successor, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif.
Democratic Senators Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla sworn into office after Biden's inauguration.
It's pretty wild to see people who tried to disenfranchise millions of black voters and decried Raphael Warnock as a "radical marxist"...two weeks ago...posting MLK quotes today
NEW: Rev. Raphael Warnock on his mother: "The other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States senator."
Why are Raphael Warnock’s faith and sermons fair game for attack but Amy Coney Barrett’s religious views not?
Dream and Mercury players are wearing “Vote Warnock” shirts to their game today. Raphael Warnock is running against Kelly Loeffler for Senate. Loeffler is a co-owner of the Dream and said she opposes the Black Lives Matter movement. (via @sportsiren )