White House Pruitt Swearing in CSPAN February 17, 2017 10:18pm-10:25pm EST
listen live on the free c-span radio app co. -- radio app. >> the senate has confirmed epat pruitt to be the -- administrator. the swearing-in ceremony took place in the white house treaty room with supreme court justice samuel alito delivering the oath. >> thank you. it is a pleasure for me to be here to administer the oath to scott pruitt upon his confirmation as the administrator of the epa. andre in a beautiful venue, historic one.this is called the indian treaty room , and very important treaties have been signed here over the years. that includes the grant and agreement establishing the international monetary fund, peace treaties with some of the axis powers after world war ii, and united nations charter.
it is a historic place and it's an important place, and the administration of the other buses -- an office is an important event. it is not just an empty formality. the founders of our country understood this from the beginning. alexander hamilton, in federalist number 727 spoke of the sanctity of the oath. i'm sure he took that literally. 50 years later, a justice declared that the wisdom of this -- emn obligation" the outbreak of the civil war added even more importance to oaths that were taken by officials. president lincoln greatly expanded the number of federal toicers who were required take an oath of office. it is an important event.
oath of office as the administrator of the epa, scott pruitt continues a long career of public service. generaleen the attorney of oklahoma since 2010. i have heard the representation that his office has provided before that supreme court of the united states, and it has always been of a very high-quality. before that, he served as a state senator. most come to what impressed me about his career. he was once the co-owner and managing general partner of the oklahoma city's aaa minor league baseball affiliate, which at one was the stepping stone to the team that i have been rooting for my whole life, the philadelphia phillies. before scotswas term began. scott pruitt is first and foremost a family man.
scott and his wife of 26 years have been proudly raising their in tulsa,nd son oklahoma. without further do, let me administer the oath of office. but your hand on the bible and raise your right hand. repeat after me. squaret pruitt, solidly -- solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states, against all enemies foreign and domestic, that i will they are true faith and , that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of , and that i will well
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