Transcript for Vice President Joe Biden Sworn in for 2nd Term
The vice president has assets we bless this occasion with prayer. And so let us pray. The prophet Micah -- -- it proclaims. You have been told -- moral what is good. And what the lord requires have you. Only to do justice and to -- goodness. -- walk humbly with your god. Gracious god at this moment in our history we ask your blessing on your -- Joseph. As he renews his sacred pledge to his country. Amid all the complexities of our world a world so beautiful but also broken. Give him a share your wisdom so that he can know what is good. And give him the Kurds to always do what is right. Walk closer by him so that he can do justice until labored tirelessly. For a more -- and -- world. Empowered him to be a voice for those without a voice for those on the margins though so easily overlooked. For you'll judge assault by how we care for the least among us. Continue to give him the humility. To always call upon you in times of need and with the gift of faith given to him by his church and his family. Help them to always know what your presence. Lord protect our president and our vice president and their families. In their service to -- -- Finally we thank you for the blessings of peace and of liberty. We honor the sacrifices of so many in our military in our foreign service. And civil service to safeguard these blessings daily. And we renew our pledge as citizens. To join them in that noble labor to always work for the common good. And so help us to set aside self interest and to meet one another on the common ground to which you call us. You generous god had given us so much. And we humbly offered these gifts for the good of others and for -- greater glory. In men. Mr. -- president -- -- -- him please place your hand on the Bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me. I'd just sit. That I will bear show faith and allegiance to the same that I will bear true faith and allegiance to -- -- that acts take this obligation freely. That I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of the nation without any mental reservation or purpose of -- -- And that I will well and faithfully discharge and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office which I am about management duties of the office on which I'm about to enter so help me. So help me via. Congratulate and thank. -- and I wanted to explain view what a wonderful. It. Honor was and how much out of her way the justice had negotiators do in New York. Yes to leave right now so I apologize we're gonna walk out -- cars waiting so she can catch a train I hope I haven't caused him to miss. And I am leaving with the going to -- the president -- that traditionally injury two. Over an Arlington and I have a breakfast obvious fact -- -- -- in forty minutes -- someone you still be here. Thank you very very much for -- this morning with -- -- lived -- and injustice it's been. Great thank you. -- --
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