1. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"The chair previously laid before the Senate the certificate of election from the state of Florida. The certificate was in the form suggested by the Senate and was printed in the record. If the senator elect will now present himself at the desk the chair will administer the oath of office."
2. Wide Senate floor
3. Senator elect Scott enters chamber along with Senator Rubio and former Florida Republican senators
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"Please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic? You will bear true faith and allegiance to the same? That you take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter so help you God?
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Rick Scott, (R) Florida:
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida was sworn in Tuesday, several days after the freshman class of Senate legislators, after serving the final days of his term as governor.
Scott was sworn in on the Senate floor by Vice President Mike Pence. He was accompanied for the swear in by Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Republican Sens. Connie Mack, Mel Martinez and George LeMieux
The delayed swear-in makes Scott the most junior senator in this years freshman class.
Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the mid-term election this past November after a recount vote and allegations of voter fraud in the Florida.