December 28, 2013 2:46 PM
Bubba will do the honors on Bill de Blasio’s big day.
President Clinton will swear in the mayor-elect at his Jan. 1 inauguration, the transition team announced Saturday.
And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who hired de Blasio as her campaign manager during her 2000 Senate campaign — will attend with her husband.
“Chirlane and I couldn’t be more excited to have President Clinton and Secretary Clinton stand with us,” de Blasio said in a statement, which highlighted that he had worked for President Clinton as a regional director at HUD.
The Clintons did not endorse any candidate in the Democratic primary, but became staunch de Blasio supporters in the general election.
Last October, Hillary Clinton headlined a fundraiser for her former staffer at the Roosevelt Hotel, which helped him raise more than $1 million.
President Clinton will swear in the 109th Mayor of New York using a bible once owned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on loan from the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
This is Hillary’s real homecoming after four years of serving at the State Department. We said good-bye and sent her off five years ago when she brought in 2009.