Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in today for his second term in a small at his official residence, U.S. Naval Observatory, in Washington, DC.
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Biden and President Obama has followed tradition to be sworn in today since the official inauguration day falls on a Sunday. Monday’s swearing in ceremony will be a conduct for the public to witness and participate on this historic event in American History.
The guests present for Biden’s sworn ceremony were members of Biden’s family, senior administration officials and a smattering of Democratic officials from key primary states.
The Biden Family will hold a reception for Biden is scheduled to hold an inaugural reception.
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- Sotomayor, who will re-administer the oath to Biden at the Capitol ceremony Monday, is the first Latina and third woman to swear in a vice president.
- The last time inauguration day fell on a Sunday, in 1985, Vice President George H. W. Bush was sworn in at the White House minutes before President Reagan took the oath for the second time.
- At 70, Biden becomes the second-oldest man to enter the office of vice president. Only Alben W. Barkley -- 71 when his single term as Harry Truman’s vice president began in 1949 -- was older.