Joe Biden Sworn In for Second Term as Vice President

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term early Sunday morning in a ceremony at his official residence in Washington.

Since inauguration day fell on a Sunday, Biden and President Obama chose to follow tradition and be sworn in privately.

They will reenact their oaths at Monday’s public inaugural ceremony at the Capitol.

The 70-year-old Biden chose to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and agreed to an early morning ceremony to allow Sotomayor to attend a book signing for her new memoir later in the day in New York.

The guests at the vice presidential residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory included members of Biden’s family, senior administration officials and Democratic officials from key primary states.

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