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The moment that the first madame U.S. Treasury Secretary ever was sworn in

Janet Yellen was sworn in as U.S. Treasury Secretary by Vice President Kamala Harris. She’s the first woman to hold the position in 232 years.

Video Transcript

KAMALA HARRIS: OK, raise your right hand. I, Janet Yellen, do solemnly swear.

JANET YELLEN: I, Janet Yellen, do solemnly swear.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

JANET YELLEN: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

KAMALA HARRIS: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

JANET YELLEN: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

KAMALA HARRIS: And I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

JANET YELLEN: That I was bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I take this obligation freely.

JANET YELLEN: That I take this obligation freely.

KAMALA HARRIS: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.

JANET YELLEN: Without any mental hesitation or purpose of evasion.

KAMALA HARRIS: And that I will well and faithfully discharge.

JANET YELLEN: And that I will well and faithfully discharge.

KAMALA HARRIS: The duties of the office upon which I'm about to enter.

JANET YELLEN: The duties of the office upon which I'm about to enter.

KAMALA HARRIS: So help me God.

JANET YELLEN: So help me, God.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations, Madam Secretary. Congratulations.

JANET YELLEN: Thank you [INAUDIBLE].