WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hours before President Barack Obama took his oath, Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for his second term.
Surrounded by his family, the vice president took the oath in front of a about 120 guests.
Biden was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The native New Yorker became the first hispanic and fourth female judge to administer the oath.
But apparently swearing in the vice president Wasn't the only thing on her calendar Sunday.
"I want to explain to you what a wonderful honor it was, and how much out of her way the Justice had to go," Biden said. "She is due in New York. She has to leave right now. So I apologize. We're gonna walk out. Her car's waiting so she can catch a train I hope I haven't caused her to miss."
This is the first of two swearing-in ceremonies. Biden will be sworn in again on Monday.