Obama takes oath to begin second term as U.S. President
The first family witnessed the swearing-in ceremony, which was required by the constitution, held in the presence of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The cable networks and a press poll also witnessed the ceremony.
According to Biden’s office, the vice-president has personally selected Sotomayor, who is the fourth female judge to oversee an oath of office for presidents and vice presidents.
The president and vice-president later took park in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The public inauguration ceremony of swearing-in will be held on Monday in presence of estimated 800,000 people.