POLITICS
01/20/2017 12:02 pm ET

Mike Pence Takes Oath Of Office As Country's Next Vice President

It's official.

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.

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