John Fetterman was sworn into the U.S. Senate, replacing the now-retired Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey after he defeated Mehmet Oz in the November election.
Fetterman, the 54th senator in Pennsylvania’s history, was one of seven new senators sworn in, but his was the only victory to flip party control of a seat, giving Democrats a Senate majority. The victory also gave Pennsylvania two Democratic senators for the first time since the 1940s.
He took the oath with his wife, Gisele, by his side as Vice President Kamala Harris swore him in. The Fettermans’ children, Karl, Grace and August, then jumped in for a photo opportunity with the vice president.
“It was the honor and privilege of a lifetime to be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s junior U.S. Senator today,” Mr. Fetterman later wrote on Twitter. “PA, thank you for everything.”
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