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Biden and Harris took office as President and Vice President respectively.

by YCPress

January 20th local time, President-elect Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The swearing-in ceremony on that day was presided over by John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Biden was sworn in under Roberts.

Subsequently, Biden delivered an inaugural speech calling on Americans to end confrontation and division as soon as possible.

Vice President-elect Harris was also officially sworn in as Vice President of the United States on the same day.

Former U.S. Presidents Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton, and former Vice President Pence, who have just left office, attended the inauguration ceremony.

Trump did not attend Biden’s inauguration. He left the White House on the morning of the 20th local time and took “Air Force One” to Mar-Lago Manor in Florida at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

This made him the fourth outgoing president in American history to miss the inauguration of his successor, and for the first time in more than 150 years.

In view of the coronavirus epidemic, the number of people invited to the ceremony has decreased significantly, and the National Square is temporarily closed to the public, so there is no scene of people coming shoulder to shoulder.

The protest against the conflict in the Capitol on January 6 cast a shadow over the transfer of power to the president and raised concerns about whether Biden’s inauguration could be held safely.

The Pentagon dispatched 25,000 National Guard members to participate in the security of the inauguration ceremony. The website of the U.S. Capitol Hill Daily called it “the largest security garrison in Washington’s history”.