Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be sworn in as U.S. Ambassador

Published: May. 24, 2017 at 8:45 AM CDT
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Wednesday, May 24 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is set to be sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to China.

Before the Governor can take the oath of office, he must first resign from his role as Iowa's Executive Chief. After he resigns, a transition process will be triggered.

This process includes the swearing in of Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the replacement for Gov. Branstad. This will mark the first time the state has ever had a women in Governor's Office.

It still has not been decided how a replacement for Lieutenant Governor will be decided. But Lt. Gov. Reynolds said an announcement would be made on Thursday, May 25.

Gov. Branstad is set to resign and start the transition process at 10 a.m.

TV-6 will be streaming the swearing in ceremony online. Look for updates and remarks throughout the day both online and on-air.