Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, has been sworn into the United States Senate.
In a Jan. 6 tweets, Loeffler announced that she was sworn into the U.S. Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.
In the announcement, Loeffler said that she had already cast her first vote to support U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Small Business Administration, an autonomous U.S. government agency designed to assist small businesses in the country.
As reported, Loeffler is replacing Senator Johnny Isakson, 75, who stepped down in December 2019 due to health issues.
Following the appointment to the U.S. Senate in early December, the 49-year-old businesswoman has reportedly been criticized by Trump supporters as “too moderate and inexperienced.” In a brief interview with Time magazine, Loeffler said that she had not spoken to Trump since being appointed. She said: I know I have to earn the trust and support of the president and I’m going to work very hard to do that through my actions and my votes, and I’m confident that that will happen.