DOVER, Del. (CBS) — The Delaware General Assembly began its new session today. New and returning members were sworn in.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, legislators started their new session as they ended their last one — virtually.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Believed To Have Been Killed In Crash, Authorities Say
The makeup of the General Assembly is more diverse this session.
State Sen. Sarah McBride is among the new members, and tweeted about using a childhood bible to take the oath today.
“So help me God.” pic.twitter.com/Cjy5p5moQOREAD MORE: New Jersey Requiring All Employees In 'Certain' Healthcare Facilities Get COVID-19 Vaccine Or Regular Testing By Early September
— Sen. Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) January 12, 2021
McBride is the first transgender person to be elected as a state senator in the United States.MORE NEWS: SEPTA Service Resumes After Officials Say Man Died On Broad Street Line
The senator represents Claymont and parts of Wilmington.