Congressman Uses Superman Comic to Swear-in

Representative-elect for California’s 43rd congressional district, Robert Garcia, plans to use a 1939 vintage Superman comic book as the text for his oath of office. The other two items he will use are a photo of his parents, who he said were lost to COVID-19, and his citizenship certificate. The use of the comic book is not illegal, according to Article IV of the US Constitution, which states that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”. Throughout history, newly elected members of Congress have used different texts, including Hebrew scripture, the Quran, and the Bhagavad Gita.

Source: BBC

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