U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was sworn in to the 117th Congress on Sunday by Vice President Mike Pence in the U.S. Capitol.
Senator Capito took the oath of office using her father’s Bible from World War II which was given to him by his grandmother, Lucy and a Bible from her parents given to her upon graduating college. Senator Capito was the first woman from West Virginia to serve in the United States Senate.
“It is the honor of a lifetime to continue serving West Virginians in the United States Senate. I was proud to take the oath of office today alongside my husband Charlie, our son Charles, and two grandchildren, Celia and Charlie. While the celebrations this year may look different, it is certainly no less gratifying and no less exciting for me and my family. I am so blessed to be able to raise my hand to support and defend the Constitution and to work hard for West Virginians as I have in the past. West Virginians have entrusted me with the highest of honors, and I am committed to continuing our work together to make our state the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”