WASHINGTON ― Mike Pence took the oath of office Friday to become the next vice president of the United States.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the 35-word oath at 11:53 a.m.
“Congratulations, Mr. Vice President,” the justice said, shaking Pence’s hand.
The 57-year old former governor of Indiana was an early supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), but later threw his support behind Trump. A influential voice among conservative evangelicals, Pence helped Donald Trump on his path to the White House.