New Jewish Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz Sworn in with Hebrew Bible (VIDEO)
by Zach Pontz
Hawaii’s former Lieutenant Governor, Brian Schatz, was formally sworn into the Senate on Thursday, occupying the seat vacated by the death of Daniel Inouye last week. Schatz, who is Jewish, carried a Hebrew bible with him during the swearing-in ceremony. Schatz brings the total number of U.S. Senators who identify as Jewish to 11.
Watch a video of the ceremony below: