Alex Padilla is the first Latino Senator from California. Raphael Warnock is the first African American Senator from Georgia. Jon Ossoff is the first Jewish Senator from Georgia. As President Biden said in his inaugural address, “Don’t tell me things can’t change!”
Vice Pres. Kamala Harris swears in new Sens. Alex Padilla, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock—giving Democrats the majority in the Senate.
DEMOCRATS CONTROL SENATE: After Vice President Kamala Harris made history of her own, she swore in new Senators Alex Padilla, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, officially giving Democrats the majority in the Senate. @rachelvscott reports.
Hours after being sworn in, Vice President Kamala Harris performed one of her first official duties, swearing in three senators: Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and her own successor, Alex Padilla, D-Calif.
Vice President KamalaHarris’ first official duty was to swear-in three new senators, including Alex Padilla who now fills the seat she held for four years. He is California’s first Latino senator. VP Harris also swore-in Georgia's Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
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
Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate.
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.
VP Kamala Harris has sworn in newly elected Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia, as well as her replacement Alex Padilla. Padilla will serve for the final two years of Harris' term. The Senate is now split 50-50; Harris has the tie-breaking vote.