Biden-Orange took the oath

Joe Biden and Orange Harris. Photo: Collected

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 48th President of the United States amid tight security. Besides, Kamala Harris of Indian descent was sworn in as the first woman vice president.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday (January 20th). At 12 noon local time, the country’s chief justice, John Roberts, administered the oath of office to Biden. Justice Sonia Sotomeyer, on the other hand, administered the oath to Kamala Harris.

Earlier in the morning, outgoing President Donald Trump left the White House with Melania. He has previously said he will not attend Biden’s inauguration. However, the wife of the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence was present at the ceremony.

Biden’s wife Jill Biden and vice president’s husband Douglas Emhoff were present at the inauguration of the new president. Also present were former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush, Democrat leaders, high-ranking officials, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and invited guests.

At other times, thousands of Americans enjoyed their inauguration in front of Capitol Hill. However, due to corona and security reasons, Capitol Hill has been kept in a kind of lockdown.

Unprecedented security belts have been set up around the swearing-in ceremony across Washington DC. 25,000 National Guard members have been deployed to secure Biden on Capitol Hill.


Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.

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