Obama to Take Official Oath in Private Ceremony Sunday
President Barack Obama is set to be officially sworn in Sunday for his second term as president of the United States, ahead of Monday’s public events.
In a small and short ceremony at the White House, he will recite the constitutionally-mandated oath for the third of four expected times during his time in office.
When Obama first took the oath on Jan. 20 four years ago, he and Chief Justice John Roberts tripped up over the wording, raising concerns about whether the constitutional requirements were fulfilled to the letter of the law. Roberts went to the White House the next day and administered it again in full.
This time, Obama will recite it twice on purpose. Sunday’s official swearing-in, conducted again by Roberts, will be the fifty-seventh inauguration of a president in American history.