Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
The inauguration ceremony of 46th President of the United States Joe Biden has taken place Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol Building. He took the oath to uphold the Constitution, TASS reports.
"I, Josef Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God," he took the traditional oath with his left hand placed on the Bible held in front of him by his wife Jill Biden. "Congratulations, Mr. President," said Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts who swore him in. Biden took the oath holding the Bible that has been in his family for 127 years.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as former Vice President Mike Pence who chose not to attend Donald Trump’s farewell speech at Joint Base Andrews. The now former president broke the tradition of being present at inauguration ceremonies, opting instead to travel to Florida with his family, TASS reports.
A few moments earlier, Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President.