[F]ormer Governor Joe Manchin took the oath of office as a U.S. senator during the Senate's 4 p.m. session. He took the oath of office around 4:06 p.m. The ceremony took place in the U.S. Senate Chamber.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and former Sen. Carte Goodwin, D-W.Va., were by Manchin's while he took the oath of office.
Manchin is scheduled next to take the oath again during a ceremonial swearing in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Manchin Takes U.S. Senate Oath
Manchin Takes U.S. Senate Oath; Tomblin Becomes Acting Governor