Sen. Warren Holds Special Ceremony in Boston

(NECN: John Moroney) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren took the Oath of Office for a second time from Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in front of a packed crowd at Roxbury Community College Saturday.

"Great majesty to do this in Washington, but being here is about why I ran," Warren said.

On Thursday, the former Harvard Law professor was sworn-in for real, and Massachusetts' senior Senator John Kerry was there as he was Saturday afternoon in Boston. Kerry is preparing for his own confirmation to become the nation’s next Secretary of State after serving – as he pointed out – 26 years as the junior senator from the Bay State.

"If I am confirmed, and if I'm confirmed on time, she may have been a junior senator for three legislative days," Kerry joked.

Kerry’s impending departure has created a scramble within the state’s Democratic Party. All the major players were on hand, including Governor Deval Patrick, who must appoint an interim senator. He spoke briefly with Barney Frank Saturday after the former congressman says he’s now interested in the job because of concerns about the fiscal problems in the nation’s capital.

Then there’s the special election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat. Congressman Ed Markey, Mike Capuano and Steven Lynch has expressed an interest. Senator Warren was asked if she would endorse Markey, the only declared candidate to date.

"Ed Markey is the person who's in the race now, he would make a terrific senator, but we've got to see how the process unfolds," Warren said.

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