Justice Clarence Thomas to Swear In Mike Pence at Inauguration

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will swear Mike Pence into office as vice president on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will swear Mike Pence into office as vice president on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will swear Mike Pence into office as vice president on Jan. 20.

Thomas’ role in the Inauguration Day ceremonies is included in the program for the 58th Presidential Inauguration published online by WJLA.

Thomas is one of the court’s most conservative members and is the second African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. His key role at the inauguration may rankle his liberal critics.

President-elect Trump will be sworn into office by Chief Justice John Roberts, as the chief justice traditionally administers the oath of office to the president. Vice presidents often choose a different person, however, such as when Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in by Justice John Paul Stevens in 2009 and by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2013.

SOURCE: The Washington Examiner – Ryan Lovelace