President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term as the president of the United States on Sunday morning during a private ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., according to the White House and various news outlets including WGN-TV News.
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The presidential oath was delivered by the chief justice of the United States’ Supreme Court, John Roberts.
Earlier in the morning, Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s vice president for his second term in that office at the United States Naval Observatory where Biden lives. The oath was delivered to Biden by Justice Sonia Sotomayor which was a historic event as Sotomayor is the first Latina to administer such an oath. Biden was reportedly very influential in assisting Sotomayor get appointed to the Supreme Court.
President Obama and Vice President Biden were sworn in during private ceremonies on Sunday due to the law requiring presidents and vice presidents being sworn in on Jan. 20. Throughout history, this is the 7th time the date has fallen on a Sunday, requiring the oath to be delivered on a Sunday.
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For public view, the president and vice president will be given the oath again on Monday by the same to persons from the Supreme Court.