Today Cory Booker was sworn in as the newest U.S. senator. He's only the fourth Black elected senator in US history. And he promises to be a great asset to the floundering political scene in Washington.
Booker, 44, was sworn in at noon by Vice President Biden. With his arrival, the Senate Democratic caucus now includes 55 senators — 53 Democrats and two independents — and Republicans have 45 seats. Take a look at history: