At our president's re-do of his oath of office/swearing in, the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS remembered to bring his robe. A photographer was present and an audio recording was made. But no one thought to bring a Bible, and there wasn't one in the Map Room.
Now, I can understand that schedules are tight, and to send VP Biden searching for a Bible wouldn't have been the prudent thing to do. In addition, I'm told that while the wording of the oath is specific and in the Constitution, there is no requirement to place your hand on the Bible while being sworn in to the office.
We're led to believe by the spin meisters that had there been a Bible in the Map Room it would have been used.
Watch now as hundreds, maybe thousands of donated Bibles come flooding into the White House post office labeled "For the Map Room". I wonder if they'll be given a tax credit for those donations?
Don't leave home without it.
But let's not make a big deal out of it. The Bible has been left out of our government for the past 45 years or so. And didn't Jesus say something about not swearing?
I guess up in DC they're not familiar with that great bluegrass tune, "I'm Using My Bible as a Road Map".