The Heat: President Biden’s Inauguration

The Heat

Joe Biden (Front-L), flanked by incoming US First Lady Jill Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Erin SCHAFF / POOL / AFP)

The United States turns the page as Joe Biden becomes the country’s 46th president.

There was some of the usual pomp and ceremony, but there was something very different about Joe Biden’s inauguration. Gone were the crowds – a casualty of both the pandemic and mob violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. There was the resulting massive security presence that shutdown the nation’s capital, and an outgoing president, who refused to attend. But when it was all over there was a new man in charge, with a decidedly different vision for the country than the one before.

To discuss:

  • Jadan Horyn is a writer and conservative commentator.
  • Deborah Douglas is a Distinguished Visiting Professor, DePauw University
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic strategist and President of Washington Strategy Group.
  • Brian O’Donovan is a Washington correspondent for the Irish broadcaster, RTE News.

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