Rep.-elect Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) is about to be sworn in on the U.S. Structure and three different sentimental paper gadgets, together with a first-edition “Superman” No. 1 comedian, the incoming lawmaker introduced Tuesday.
“Can be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S. Structure. Beneath the Structure might be 3 gadgets that imply so much to me personally. A photograph of my dad and mom who I misplaced to covid, my citizenship certificates & an authentic Superman #1 from the @librarycongress,” Garcia stated, sharing a photo of the gadgets on Twitter.
Garcia immigrated to the U.S. from Lima, Peru, and served eight years as mayor of Lengthy Seashore, Calif. His dad and mom each died of COVID-19.
The swearing-in of latest members for the 118th Congress was delayed on Tuesday after no candidate for Home Speaker earned a majority of votes.
Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) bested Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) in three consecutive votes, although neither met the 218-vote mark and the Home adjourned and not using a Speaker.
Lawmakers are set to reconvene for an additional Speaker vote on Wednesday at midday. The method will proceed to undergo rounds of ballot-casting till a victor emerges with a majority — after which the incoming lawmakers might be sworn in.