A new member of Congress will be sworn in on the Constitution, a $5 million comic book

Incoming Democratic Congressman from California Robert Garcia (D-CA) says he will be ‘proudly’ sworn in Congress on the US Constitution and a copy of a rare ‘Superman’ comic book, among other personal items .

Garcia, a former mayor of Long Beach, Calif., will be sworn in to the 118th Congress after the body of government chooses a Speaker of the House. The new congressman said he will also have a photo of his late relative and his citizenship certificate when he is sworn in.

“Will be proudly sworn in Congress on the U.S. Constitution,” he said. wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Under the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents that I lost due to covid, my citizenship certificate and an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress.

Additionally, Sara Guerrero, a spokesperson for Garcia, told the New York Post that the new congressman “learned to read and write in English by reading Superman comics, so it’s especially exciting that he was able to borrow this rare copy from the kind folks at the Library of Congress.”

As Garcia’s spokeswoman noted, the Library of Congress typically provides historical documents and text volumes, such as Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Koran or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bible, to lawmakers at request that they be used when taking the oath. – in ceremony.

The “Superman” comic that Garcia will hold at his swearing-in was published in 1939 and is the first comic to feature Clark Kent as the Man of Steel and is considered a collector’s item. Last April, a copy of the n°1 “Superman” comic book sold for a record $5.3 million, according to the Post.

After being elected to Congress in November, Garcia tweeted about the “Members of Congress Reading Room at the Library of Congress,” explaining that he can read any of the comics the Library of Congress has. in his possession.

He also tweeted a photo of two comics, one of which he will use during his swearing-in, explaining at the time that he’s “gonna have a hard time deciding which one to watch first.”

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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