The official program for Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th lists the Supreme Court justices who will administer the oaths of office to both Trump and Pence.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice and conservative legal icon, Clarence Thomas. Thomas, who is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court, was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1991 by Republican President, George H.W. Bush.
As the nation’s chief justice traditionally swears in the president, Trump will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He took his seat on September 29, 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
Once President-elect Trump takes office, he will nominate a justice to serve alongside of Thomas and fill the current vacancy that exists in the Supreme Court.
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