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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:06 AM

Biden To Swear In Leahy As Senate Pro Temp Today

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 9:56 AM EST, TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced via Twitter that he will officially swear in Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as president pro tempore of the Senate, the distinction given to the most senior member of the chamber's majority party that was previously held by the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI), at 11:30 a.m. EST today.

Less than two hours after Inouye's death Monday evening, the Senate passed a resolution making Leahy the new pro tempore.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:30 AM

1. Sad but necessary

Surprised McConnell didn't try to block it.

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