A new Democratic member of Congress from California, who is the first out gay immigrant elected to the body, will be sworn in on a rare first-edition Superman comic, sentimental personal items, and the Constitution once Republicans manage to elect a new speaker of the House.Robert Garcia, who was mayor of Long Beach before November’s election, announced on Tuesday that he would be sworn in with items of personal significance.“Will be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S.
Constitution. Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress,” Garcia wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the items.
Garcia’s love of comic books is well documented. Most recently, days after his election, the incoming lawmaker tweeted his amazement at the collection of comic books in the Library of Congress collection.
In November, he tweeted, “Ok y’all I’m freaking out. This is the Congressional members reading room in the Library of Congress.