Presidential election Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday amid the devastating global epidemic and potential domestic terrorism threat.
In a ceremony in keeping with tradition unlike any other opening in American history, Biden would take his oath of office before a small, socially distracted audience in a city that closed due to the double threats of a coronary virus epidemic , Which has killed more than 400,000 people in the US, and concerns about another attack just weeks after the deadly violence in the US Capitol.
Majority of members of Congress and Supreme Court and former President Barack Obama, George W., among those attending the scale-down ceremony. Bush and Bill Clinton and their spouses as well as Vice President Mike Pence.
President Donald Trump will not be in attendance, making him the first president to inaugurate his successor in more than 150 years. Instead of Trump scheduled to leave the White House on Wednesday morning, the Air Force left for its Mar-a-Lago resort in southern Florida, taking a final trip on one.
As president, Biden would be forced to quickly confront many of the country’s major crises, including the epidemic, its subsequent economic collapse, and the devastating divisions in the country that culminated in a violent mob of Trump supporters who Hurricane in the Capitol. Month.
Consequently, the stakes for its opening address cannot be higher.
The theme of the opening is “America United”, a topic Biden promotes and which he hopes to focus on in his speech. A transition official said that Biden was working on a speech with family members and his senior adviser Mike Donilon this weekend and that the address would emphasize topics familiar with his campaign: unity, healing and a solution to the many crises The vision faces the country.
As is customary, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office to Biden shortly after 12 o clock. Biden will swear with his hand on top of his 127-year-old, 5-. The inch-thick family Bible, to be conducted by his wife Jill Biden.
Kamala Harris, First Lady, First Black American and First South Asian American Vice President, will take oath in the Supreme Court along with First Latina Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Due to the epidemic, attendees will be socially harassed and must wear masks. Only 1,000 people will attend, the joint congressional committee on the inauguration ceremony has said. In normal times, the committee makes 200,000 tickets available to members of Congress.
Additional security precautions stemming from the Capitol attack include more than 25,000 National Guard members who have been called in to secure the incident and additional security fences have been erected near the Capitol. In addition, the White House and several streets have been closed.
The National Mall, usually a place to gather visitors, has also been closed.