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.
- 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.
President Biden takes the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherits a confluence of crises. But there were comforting signs of tradition in the hallowed American rite that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 20, 2021
Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were all in attendance at President Biden’s inauguration.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 20, 2021
Selfies, fist bumps and hugs. Here are some moments from the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris that you may have missed. 📷 AP and Getty
— POLITICO (@politico) January 20, 2021
Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, called for Americans to "leave behind a country better than the one we were left" and unify together as she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration. https://t.co/cqB4pZpaAv pic.twitter.com/BnAImxmhq6
— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2021