Incoming California congressman to be sworn in on Superman comic
U.S. Rep.-elect Robert Garcia said that he would swear allegiance to Constitution on a rare “Superman” comic book and not a Bible.
The incoming California Democrat, who previously served as the mayor of Long Beach, also had a copy of the founding document, a photo of his late parents and his citizenship certificate for his swearing into the House of Representatives.
“Will proudly be sworn in to Congress on Tuesday, according to Garcia. “Under the Constitution will be three items that are very important to me personally. Photo of my parents, who I lost to covid, and my citizenship certificate. Original Superman #1 from @librarycongress. “
Robert Garcia, the California’s new Congressman, said Tuesday that he would take his oath with several items, including a rare comic book called “Superman”.
(Robert Garcia / Twitter)
In a statement to the New York Post, Garcia’s spokesperson said he learned to read and write English reading comics about the Man of Steel.
“Congressman Garcia learned to read and write in English by reading Superman comics so it’s especially exciting he was able to borrow this rare copy from the kind folks at the Library of Congress,” Sara Guerrero, a spokeswoman for Garcia, told the newspaper.
Fox News Digital reached out to Garcia.
The comic Garcia held was published in 1939 and was placed next to other sacred texts used by incoming members of Congress as they took their oaths. Collector’s items include the very first comic featuring Superman. A copy of Superman No. 1 was sold at auction in April for a record-breaking $5.3 million. According to the Post, 1 was sold at auction for a record $5.3 million.
In November, Garcia tweeted images of two “Superman” comics with the caption: “I’m going to have a hard time deciding which one to check out first. “
Robert Garcia, a Democrat will serve in the House.
(Roger Garcia / Twitter)
That same month, he tweeted with excitement at the prospect of having access to the Library of Congress.
“Ok y’all I’m freaking out,” he wrote. “This is the Library of Congress Congressional Members Reading Room. I can find any comic book in the largest national comic collection and read it here. Let’s go! “
New members of Congress weren’t sworn in Tuesday when the House adjourned following three rounds of votes without selecting a new speaker. Before any new members are elected or business is conducted, a speaker must be chosen.
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