Inaugural Do-Over in Missouri House

Posted by Warren Krech on January 14, 2013

Sometimes lawmakers get a second chance. Missouri House members had to take their oath of office again Monday morning due to a mix-up at their inauguration.

The newly elected members mistakenly swore to support the “government” instead of the “constitution” the first time around. House leaders decided on Monday to repeat the oath during a morning session conducted before the Governor’s inaugural ceremony.

Even though lawmakers got the language wrong when they recited the oath the first time, they signed a written version with the correct wording.

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