Watch live: Doug Jones sworn in as Alabama’s newest U.S. Senator

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Doug Jones of Alabama will be sworn into office Wednesday, a historic day where he will become the first Democratic United States senator from Alabama in over 25 years.

Given his sharp political differences with his Alabama Senate counterpart, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, Jones has chosen to to be escorted to the ceremony by former Vice President Joe Biden.

At 11:00 a.m. CT Jones will put his hand on a family Bible and take the oath of office, promising to uphold the Constitution of the United States, in a ceremony led by Vice President Mike Pence.

According to the U.S. Senate, Jones will recite and sign the following oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Upon completing the oath Jones will officially become the 49th Democratic member of the Senate, giving Republicans a narrow 51-49 majority in the upper chamber.

Watch live at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT:

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