*He’s done it again.
President Barack Obama has been sworn in to his second term in office.
The scene was a quiet ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House. President Obama took the official oath of office at approximately 11:55am Eastern. Attending was the president’s family and several members of the media.
Today’s ceremony took place because of a Constitutional requirement that the president begins his second term by noon on Jan. 20. He will be sworn again on Monday, when he takes the oath of office in a more public form, in front of estimated several hundred thousand watchers at the U.S. Capitol.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office. Roberts will also administer the oath of office during Monday’s Inauguration ceremonies.
Roberts, unfortunately will be remembered for bungling the oath of office during the 2009 Inauguration … he misspoke while leading Obama without notes. The swearing-in ceremony was repeated “out of an abundance of caution” in the Map Room of the White House the following day.
According to the Huffington Post, after President Obama swears in for the final time on Monday, he will have matched President Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times.