WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is set to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, Indian, and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice.
Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, including one that belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice.
Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share experience as prosecutors, and she once called Marshall, like Harris, a graduate of Howard University, one of her “greatest heroes.”
This will be the second time Sotomayor takes part in an inauguration. She swore in President-elect Joe Biden as vice president in 2013.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.