Swearing in is kind of a big deal.
It’s a new year, a new Congress, new faces, and a fresh start for the People’s House. All the excitement with so many people in town is a reminder of the honor we have to be the voices of the American people.
But before we can roll up our sleeves and get to work, we go through swearing in.
That means left hand on a Bible, Torah, Koran, Bhagavad-Gita, or Constitution…
…right hand in the air, and swearing an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
….it also means children. Lots and lots of children.
Just finished swearing-in photos. Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don't get what dabbing is, though. pic.twitter.com/E2hFgyPYZT
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
We enjoyed their visit, so we want to share it with you!
To commemorate this week’s swearing in, here are a few of our favorite moments:
— Graham MacGillivray (@GWMacGillivray) January 3, 2017
— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) January 3, 2017
…and, of course…
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 3, 2017
No, no, not that. Look closer:
Bonus bipartisan moment from the other Mr. Ryan: