Lawmakers applaud as newly appointed U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (second from right) is introduced by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (left) during a press conference Wednesday, Dec, 4, 2019. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to the U.S. Senate to take the place of Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down for health reasons. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Vice President Pence will swear Kelly Loeffler into the Senate on Monday

Kelly Loeffler’s swearing on Monday evening in will follow Senate traditions, including a walk down the aisle with her Georgia colleague, the vice president presiding and an immediate do-over for the cameras.

Here is the rundown:

U.S. Sen. David Perdue will escort Loeffler down the aisle, adhering to the tradition of the senior senator leading his her counterpart down the aisle.

Vice President Mike Pence, in his role as the Senate’s president, will administer the oath of office around 5 p.m. Loeffler will carry a family Bible that she will use to swear upon.

Because Senate rules prohibit photography inside the chambers, members always re-enact the ceremony in the Old Senate Chambers. So, any pictures you see of Loeffler taking the oath with her family by her side will be of that re-enactment.

You can watch the swearing in on the C-SPAN website, which has a live feed of all Senate proceedings.

Loeffler is replacing U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, whose last day was Dec. 31. Loeffler will serve in the Senate through the end of the year, at least. She is expected to run in a November special election to fulfill the remainder of Isakson’s term, which expires in 2022.

Ahead of her swearing in, Loeffler has been connecting with GOP activists and elected officials whose support she will need if she hopes to remain in the Senate.

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Tia Mitchell
Tia Mitchell
Tia Mitchell is the AJC’s Washington correspondent.
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