WASHINGTON Ã?Â? Vice President Joe Biden breezed in and out of a Delaware courthouse Monday after being called for jury duty.
The vice president's office announced Monday morning that Biden would "participate in the standard jury selection process" in the Superior Court of Delaware "in his capacity as a private citizen." A White House aide said he was dismissed, along with the rest of his jury pool, at about noon without being called to serve on a trial.
According to the Wilmington News Journal, if Biden had been seated on a jury, it would have been for a misdemeanor trial, which typically lasts one or two days. Of course, Biden has another duty Tuesday night, attending the State of the Union address in Washington.
"I don't consider myself different than any other person," Biden told the newspaper. "This is important. ... It is an honor to be a part of the system."