Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to swear him in at the presidential inauguration.
This honor of administering an oath for office makes Sotomayor the fourth woman to do so, and becomes the first Latina to have the honors.
In a statement Biden said, “It is an incredible honor to have Justice Sonia Sotomayor to swear me in. From the first time I met her, I was impressed by Justice Sotomayor’s commitment to just and opportunity for all Americans. Above all, I’m happy for the chance to be sworn in by a friend and someone that I know will continue to do great things.”
This is not the first time that Sotomayor is honored and congratulated publicly, which in 2009 she was nominated by Barack Obama as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, causing great happiness and joy in the Latino community for her nomination.
In a show that took place in San Antonio, Texas, comedian George Lopez publicly congratulated the Judge and was happy and enthusiastic about the Latino vote and the impact that it was having on the country, which then the audience applauded, shouted and whistled from every corner around the AT&T Performing arts center.
The official swearing-in ceremony will be in private on January, 20, 2013, and the public ceremony will be held on the western front of the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2013.