From: Bricio Segovia
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 12:49 PM
To: Palermo, Rachel E. EOP/OVP
Subject: [EXTERNAL] VP Pool Report #4 / Cecilia Rouse Swearing-in underway and over + Photos/Video
The event began at 12:12PM EST and lasted about two minutes. It took place in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
The Vice President entered the room first followed by Cecilia Rouse, the new CEA chair's daughter, sister and niece, in that order. Dr. Rouse's daughter, Safa Karle Morrison, carried the Bible used for the oath. They all wore black face masks.
VPOTUS was wearing a grey suit; Dr. Rose wore grey pants too and a jacket with what looked to your pooler green and brown embroidery. The rest of the participants were dressed in a more casual attire. Safa Karle Morrison wore a black leather jacket and Skylar Elena Schiltz-Rouse (niece) wore white tennis shoes.
They all stood in front of the flags and VPOTUS asked "ready?" before asking Dr. Rouse to put her hand on the Bible, held by Rouse's daughter. Then, she proceeded with the oath. Dr. Rouse giggled as she stumbled towards the end of the oath.
Dr. Rouse's daughter kept looking at her mom and the VP proudly. After Rouse swore the oath as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Vice President fervently said: “Congratulations, Madam chair!" They all clapped and posed for the photographers for a few seconds. The Vice President concluded the event by saying "Ok!" They all exited the room, then.
Pool was escorted out shortly after.
A couple of photos and video of the event taken with my phone can be downloaded here: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/2b7dca2aaa156e89407b53e6574d29e220210312173726/a2977964722436e825795a3a7e85f38120210312173751/a83fd7
FYI this is the oath that chair Rouse repeated after the VP: “I, Cecilia Rose, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I'm about to enter, so help me God.”
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