Joe Biden has been officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, along with his Vice President Kamala Harris. During the United States 59th Presidential inauguration that took place at the nation’s capitol, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office.
Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the Supreme Court Justices who will be swearing in the new President and Vice President, and also introduced Biden as the new President before his first speech. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore Kamala Harris to her Vice President role, and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts swore Joe Biden into the Presidency.
President Biden stated during his first presidential speech that our nation needs to heal and rebuild, and needs to be united. Biden also commented on racial injustice in America stating that it has been hundreds of years in the making.
Biden also stated that we need to lower the temperature in America and unite as a country. “Let’s begin to listen to one another again. Hear one another.” He also discussed violence taking place across the United States mentioning white supremacy, but not Black Lives Matter or ANTIFA.
Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem, followed by Jennifer Lopez who sang “This Land is Your Land” where she spoke in Spanish towards the end of the song. After President Biden’s speech, Garth Brooks performed “Amazing Grace” where he asked everyone in attendance and those at home to sing the last portion of the song “united.”
Biden will be busy signing executive orders during his first hours as the new President implementing a mask mandate, getting rid of Trump’s travel restrictions, and doing away with the permit for the Keystone Pipeline. Biden will also rejoin the Paris Climate agreement.
In attendance at the inauguration was Mike Pence, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, as well as Barack and Michelle Obama. President Donald Trump had announced he wouldn’t be in attendance and is rumored to be at his members club down in Florida Mar-a-Lago.
Trump had left the White House early Wednesday morning stating, “Hopefully it’s not a long-term goodbye. We will see each other again.”