Did Kamala Harris Take the Oath With Her Hand on a Purse?

After Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on January 20, a viral social media post claiming that Harris deliberately avoided placing her hand on a Bible, has been circulating. The widely shared Facebook post claims Harris “did NOT place her hand on the Bible as you can clearly see when she was inaugurated while being sworn in, a purse/wallet is on top of that Bible.”

This is a false claim. In reality, Harris was sworn in with two Bibles, with her hand placed over both, and she did not have her hand on a purse or wallet. 

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