Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., left, with her husband Archie Smith, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Smith will take over from Al Franken who resigned.
Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., left, with her husband Archie Smith, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Smith will take over from Al Franken who resigned. Glen Stubbe AP
Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., left, with her husband Archie Smith, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Smith will take over from Al Franken who resigned. Glen Stubbe AP

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