When Will Luther OFFICIALLY Be OUT As U.S. Senator - Or AS Any Elected Official?Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 28 2017 5:17 PM
Alabama's new U.S. Senator will take office just after the new year, according to Secretary of State John Merrill.
Swearing-in ceremonies for Jones are set for Jan. 3 when the Senate reconvenes from its winter break. He will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence and will assume his duties immediately after.
The results in Jones' race against Republican challenger Roy Moore were certified today despite a last-minute lawsuit filed by the former Alabama Chief Justice. His swearing will come three weeks after his upset victory against Moore to give Alabama its first Democratic Senator in 20 years.