Swearing-in Ceremony of Julia Pierson as the Director of the U.S. Secret Service

Swearing-in Ceremony of Julia Pierson as the Director of the U.S. Secret Service


The President:
Okay, Joe, you’ve got the floor. The Vice President:
Repeat after me. I, state your name — Julia Pierson:
I, Julia Pierson — The Vice President:
— do solemnly swear — Julia Pierson:
— do solemnly swear — The Vice President:
— that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States — Julia Pierson:
— that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States — The Vice President:
— against all enemies,
foreign and domestic — Julia Pierson:
— against all enemies,
foreign and domestic — The Vice President:
— that I bear true faith
and allegiance to the same — Julia Pierson:
— that I bear true faith
and allegiance to the same — The Vice President:
— that I take this
obligation freely — Julia Pierson:
— that I take this
obligation freely — The Vice President:
— without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion — Julia Pierson:
— without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion — The Vice President:
— and that I will well
and faithfully discharge the duties — Julia Pierson:
— and that I will well
and faithfully discharge the duties — The Vice President:
— of the office of which
I’m about to enter — Julia Pierson:
— of the office of which
I’m about to enter — The Vice President:
— so help me, God. Julia Pierson:
— so help me, God. The Vice President:
Congratulations, Director. Julia Pierson:
Thank you very much. The Vice President:
Congratulations. The President:
Great job. Julia Pierson:
Thank you very
much, Mr. President The President:
Thank you so much. Well, listen, I have to say that
Julia’s reputation within the Service is extraordinary. She’s come up through the ranks. She’s done just about every
job there is to do at the Secret Service. Obviously, she’s breaking the
mold in terms of directors of the agency, and I think that
people are all extraordinarily proud of her. And we have the greatest
confidence in the wonderful task that lies ahead and very
confident that she is going to do a great job. So we just want to
say congratulations. As Joe Biden pointed out, this
person now probably has more control over our lives
than anyone else — (laughter) — except for our spouses. And I couldn’t be placing
our lives in better hands than Julia’s. The Vice President:
And my agents are excited
as heck that we picked her. The President:
Absolutely. You’re going to do a great job. The Press:
How did you make
your decision? The President:
She has extraordinary
qualifications, and I think a lot of people who
have worked with Julia know how dedicated, how professional,
how committed she is, and I think are absolutely
certain that she’s going to thrive in this job. All right?

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