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Booker Gets Sworn In

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Cory Booker was sworn in as the new United States Senator on Thursday. Booker is the fourth black senator in U.S. history.

At the ceremony, Majority Leader Harry Reid was present, along with fellow New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Vice President Joe Biden was also there to swear in Senator Booker.

There seemed to be some urgency to get Booker into the Senate. Senator Reid made some casual comments, saying that now that the senate has Booker, it’s time they really get to work.

Senator Booker made a comment about what he plans to bring to the Senate. “I’m going to try to bring the same creativity and innovation that I’ve brought to the mayor’s job now to the United States Senate. So I’m looking forward to being an innovative, entrepreneurial senator in finding creative ways to help and empower people…And Dear God, I’m going to use this office to leverage every bit of my passion, heart, capacity to make a difference for people’s lives,” he said.

Many are curious to see how Booker transitions into being a senator. He’s no longer the unique star he was as mayor of Newark, and some wonder if becoming just one of many in the senate will help or hinder Booker’s high profile.

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