Hawaii's New Senator Sworn In

Escort him over to the fiscal cliff viewing gallery


Brian Schatz is Hawaii's new senator after a swearing-in ceremony Thursday led by Vice President Joe Biden.

The 40-year-old Democrat succeeds Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way), who died last week at age 88.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie chose Schatz to fill the vacancy. Schatz had been Hawaii's lieutenant governor.