Rep. Keith Ellison, or anyone for that matter, is not even required to take the oath of office over the Bible. Swearing on the Bible is only tradition, and not an enforceable standard.
In fact, the only required tradition of the process is that the right hand is raised. But I'm sure Hannah Thomason [letter Dec. 19] already knows that, since she "actually pays attention to politics."
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