Skip to comments.Chief Justice John Roberts to swear in John Boehner aides
Posted on 01/04/2011 8:45:22 AM PST by Libloather
Chief Justice John Roberts to swear in John Boehner aides
By RICHARD E. COHEN
Updated: 1/4/11 9:35 AM EST
In another statement of the new House Republican majoritys commitment to the Constitution, aides to incoming Speaker John Boehner plan to take their oath of office Tuesday morning a day before the same oath is administered to the 435 House members of the new Congress.
At Boehners request, Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over the staff ceremony, which may be a first in congressional history. Aides in Boehners Washington and district offices are expected to take the oath in the Capitol in a private, low-key event with no press coverage, a Boehner aide said.
As Boehner said on election night, this isn't a time for celebration; it's a time for focus, commitment, and tough choices. The challenges that lie ahead for our nation demand a serious approach, the Boehner aide told POLITICO. Having the highest judicial officer in the country administer the oath underscores our commitment to listen to the American people and honor the Constitution.
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Leading contender for post of the day!
Bring a chair for zer0
Will Roberts administer the Oath twice? Once flawed in public, and again in private with caveats?
I suggest Justice Roberts bring some tissues for Boehner.
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