Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) was reportedly in tears Tuesday morning over the selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to join the Supreme Court.

ABC News's George Stephanopoulos tweeted after speaking with Serrano, a native of the Bronx like Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman nominated to the Court.

Stephanopoulos wrote:
Just spoke with tearful Rep Jose Serrano, Like Sotomayor grew up in Bronx projects. For Latinos, this pick has force of Thurgood Marshall