Barack Obama was sworn into his second term as president by Chief Justice John Roberts today at noon in a private ceremony at the White House.
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God,” said Obama in his oath.
Justice Roberts, who tripped up during the President’s first inauguration, managed to do the job right this time. Of course, there’s always a chance he can flub tomorrow, during the larger public ceremony outside the Capitol. (The Constitution mandates the president must begin his term on January 20, which this year falls on a Sunday.)