57th Inauguration 2013: President Obama Oath of Office (WATCH)
President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his 2nd term as the United States President, on Jan. 20, at approximately 11:55 a.m., by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., during a small ceremony in the White House’s Blue Room, where Barack Obama and Chief John Roberts were joined by Michelle Obama and the president’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, along with several members of the media.
The Obama Oath of Office ceremony, which took less than one minute, Obama swears to “faithfully execute the office of President of the United States” and to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution of the United States. At the end Obama hugged his family and whispered to his daughter, Sasha, “I did it.”
The President will repeat the swearing-in ceremony, the 57th Inauguration, again today, January 21st, on the west front of the Capitol before a crowd of over 900,000 people, far smaller than the estimated 1.8 million who were at the Obama Oath of Office in 2009.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser, said during an interview.”He has a robust second-term agenda that focuses on, number one, growing our economy and creating jobs; continuing our investments in education; and supporting manufacturing, clean energy and infrastructure to make sure we’re investing in our future in ways that create jobs”.
Vice President Joe Biden also took his oath of office on the same day, sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, during a ceremony that took place at the Vice President’s residence, on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. After the ceremony, Vice-president Biden joked with the crowd and thanked Justice Sotomayor for coming from New York.
Ahead of his swearing-in Sunday, Obama, along with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, solemnly honored the nation’s fallen soldiers during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and after this, they went at a church service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr..
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