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January 21st, 2013
07:49 AM ET

Rep. Clyburn: Many lawmakers 'bothered' by controversial photo of Obama's cabinet

President Obama will take the oath of office in Washington today with his hand on two bibles– the bible that Abraham Lincoln used during his first inauguration and a bible that belonged to Dr. Martin Luther King.

In a video previewing today's events, Obama placed his presidency in the context of these two historic figures, saying that their actions and the movements they represent are the reason it's possible for him to be inaugurated.

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn is a veteran of the civil rights movement and he joins Starting Point this morning to discuss Obama's agenda and King's legacy, explaining that "so much of what President Obama confronted was forecast by Martin Luther King Jr."

Rep. Clyburn also weighs in on the goals of the president's second term and the challenges faced by African Americans in the country, saying that recent Supreme Court decisions are going to force the government to find "creative ways to make the economy work for all citizens."