Vice President-elect Pence Will Take Oath of Office On Reagan Family Bible

Pence will take the oath of office with the Reagan family's Bible.

According to the inaugural committee, Thomas will be the first African-American in history to administer the oath of office to either the vice president or president.

Pence will be the first officeholder to use the Reagan family's Bible since Reagan himself used it in his own inaugurations as California governor and U.S. president, the inaugural committee said.

The Bible will be open to II Chronicles 7:14, the same biblical passage used by Reagan in his inaugurations.

“President Ronald Reagan placed his faith in a loving God and the goodness of our country," Pence said in a statement. "He set out to change a nation and in doing so, he changed the world. In the march of history, Ronald Reagan’s time in office was limited, but his legacy inspired a generation and will continue beyond."