Doug Jones to be sworn in on personal Bible

Doug Jones to be sworn in on personal Bible
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Senator-elect Doug Jones will use a personal Bible when he is sworn into the Senate later this week.

Jones will use a family Bible during the ceremony, a spokesman told The Hill. first reported the news.


The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday in Washington. Vice President Pence will administer the oath that allows Jones to begin his senatorial duties.

Jones's family and friends will also attend the swearing in event. 

Jones is the first Democrat in decades to win a Senate race in Alabama, a state that reliably votes Republican. He defeated Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Of inmates and asylums: Today's House Republicans make the John Birchers look quaint MORE, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

A handful of women publicly accused Moore of pursuing sexual relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. One woman says she was 14 years old when Moore touched her sexually.

While Moore repeatedly denied the accusations, he was unable to overcome them in the December vote.

Jones's victory will further narrow Republican control in the Senate to a slim majority of 51 to 49.