“Call me shell-shocked. I’m stunned that this is even an issue; it boggles the mind. This is not their oath, this is the constitutional oath. It’s not for them. It’s for the public, the citizens of the United States. It just boggles the mind. How is this even a debate?”
– NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd, on reports that the White House is considering closing President Barack Obama’s official inauguration ceremony to the press.