Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Wednesday’s ceremony will mark a historic event in which the first Hispanic high court judge will take the oath of office from the first woman, black and South Asian, elected vice president.
Harris herself chose Sotomayor for the role, according to a source familiar with how the decision was made.
Two Bibles will be used during the ceremony, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first black judge of the Supreme Court.
The first to report these details of the Harris inauguration plan was ABC News.
Harris expressed admiration for Sotomayor and Marshall, with whom she has some similarities in her biography. For example, Harris and Sotomayor previously worked as prosecutors. At the same time, Harris and Marshall graduated from Howard University, and she called Marshall one of her “greatest heroes.”
In a video posted on Twitter, the vice president-elect said Marshall was “one of the main reasons” that prompted her to become a lawyer and called him a “warrior” in the courtroom.
This will be the second inauguration for Sotomayor. She was sworn in by Joe Biden in 2013 when he took over as vice president.