Sen.-elect Mark Kelly (D-AZ), who defeated Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in a special election earlier this month, will reportedly be sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post and Politico.
Arizona is expected to certify its election results on Monday, making Kelly’s win as well as President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state official.
According to the Post and Politico, Kelly’s swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for noon on Wednesday.
The swearing in of Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), will trim the Senate’s GOP majority down to 52-48.
Kelly unseated former congresswoman McSally after the sitting senator was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey (R) last December to temporarily fill Sen. Jon Kyl’s (R-AZ) seat after he announced his resignation. Kyl was tapped to temporarily fill the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) seat.
TPM reached out to Kelly’s team for comment.