Democrat Elizabeth Warren is being sworn in as a US senator Thursday in Washington, but Massachusetts supporters unable to make it can attend a ceremonial swearing in Saturday at Roxbury Community College.
The oath of office will be administered this weekend by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Warren’s former boss at Harvard Law School. Senator Scott Brown, the Republican whom Warren is replacing, opposed Kagan’s nomination to the high court.
The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in the college’s Media Arts Center.
Saturday’s ceremony is the third of three for Warren. She will join her fellow senators in the Senate Chamber shortly after noon Thursday for a mass oath-taking administered by Vice President Joe Biden, who also serves as the body’s president. With that, she will officially become a member of the 113th Congress.
Afterward, Biden will reenact the swearing-in individually for each member who wants it in the Old Senate Chamber. The occasion allows for ceremonial family pictures.
An aide said Warren is expected to remain in Washington Friday, before returning to Massachusetts for Saturday's ceremony. The senator-elect wanted the public ceremony to celebrate with those who supported her election in November.Glen Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.