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Friday, January 13, 2017

Clarence Thomas to Swear In Pence

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office by a conservative icon, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The sight of Thomas playing a central role on Inauguration Day — a conservative widely respected for his unassailable commitment to the Constitution, who is just as widely reviled by the Left — is sure to go down with liberals as smoothly as a spoonful of cod liver oil.

While it is tradition for the president-elect to be sworn in by the sitting chief justice — Trump will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts — the choice of who swears in the vice president-elect belongs to the vice president-elect himself.

Pence’s choice of Thomas is a signal to the conservative wing of the GOP that they can rest easy and trust in Pence as he fulfills his duties as vice president. Thomas is practically the precise legal opposite of Justice Sonya Sotomayor, who swore in Joe Biden in 2013, and his choice may also signal the kind of judicial nominations the Trump administration intends to put forward.

Thomas is only the second African-American justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

The post Clarence Thomas to Swear In Penceappeared first on LifeZette.

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