Shapiro sworn in as new governor of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Josh Shapiro was sworn in Tuesday to become Pennsylvania’s 48th governor, laying his hand on a stack of three Jewish Bibles during an inaugural ceremony outside the state Capitol to crown his resounding victory in November. election.

Shapiro, 49, takes over in the nation’s fifth most populous state with more experience in state government than any of his recent predecessors, including six years as elected Pennsylvania attorney general. and seven as a state legislator.

Chief Justice Debra Todd was sworn in on a stage erected behind the ornate Harrisburg Capitol, with American senses Bob Casey and John Fetterman, former governors, members of Congress and many thousands of others gathered against the cold day of winter.

“I am honored to stand before you today as the 48th Governor of Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said as he began his 23-minute speech with his wife and four children nearby. “Along the winding road that led to this moment, I have been rooted in my faith and my family.”

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