Did Kamala Harris refuse to be sworn into office using a Bible? No, that's not true: A video of Harris being sworn into office as a U.S. senator on January 3, 2017, clearly shows a Bible was used. There is no evidence that any of her previous oaths -- including for California attorney general -- were not done using a Bible.
The claim was made in a post (archived here) shared on Facebook on August 12, 2020. It read:
Kamala Harris refused to be sworn in using the Bible.....
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Sat Aug 15 20:41:03 2020 UTC)
Still photographers are not allowed on the senate floor, but Biden and Harris re-enacted the ceremony off the floor -- using a Bible, as shown in this image released by the Harris press office:
Fortunately, C-SPAN recorded the actual ceremony and has the proof in video form. Watch as Vice President Biden swears in Harris as a U.S. senator on January 3, 2017. You see a Bible and you hear Biden ask Harris to put her right hand on the Bible:
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