US Senate Swears In Democrats From Alabama, Minnesota

US Senate Swears In Democrats From Alabama, Minnesota

Tina Smith resigned as lieutenant governor of Minnesota on Tuesday.

About Smith:Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and her husband Archie Smith attend a mock swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence at the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol.

Two former vice presidents stood beside the Senate's newest senators on the Senate floor as the two Democrats took their oaths of office. But they fell short in their effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program, after three Senate Republicans rejected the bill.

The seat was vacated by Al Franken's resignation amid accusations of sexual misconduct from several women.

Smith touted the importance of more federal funding to help greater Minnesota, including expanding high-speed internet in rural areas, fighting opioids and improving rural health care. She plans to contest the seat this November when a special election decides Franken's successor.

In 2012, both Romney and Bachmann in pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination staked out anti-LGBT positions and continued their push for a USA constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage nationwide. Amy Klobuchar at her side, along with former Vice President Walter Mondale.

US Senate Swears In Democrats From Alabama, Minnesota
US Senate Swears In Democrats From Alabama, Minnesota

Smith, who once served as vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood, supports pro-choice policies.

Jones became the first Democratic senator in 25 years in the conservative state after defeating Republican Roy Moore last month in a special election.

Her entrance raises the total number of women serving in the Senate to 22, a new record for the chamber, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. "She tries to surround him with a diverse range of voices and opinions, allowing him to draw conclusions and make decisions".

Jones, 63, who narrowly won, will represent one of the nation's most conservative states.

Jones says he will represent Republicans and Democrats alike and also, actively reach out to all parts of Alabama, including the Wiregrass region.

On last Wednesday's show, Bachmann said that she has "had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat" and that she is asking God if doing so is His will for her... Looking forward to working with them to move Alabama forward! Only two Senate Republicans also have black chiefs of staff: Sens.


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