Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

John Robert , Writer

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 marks the day in history president elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

 

It also marked the first time in modern american history that a sitting president did not attend the inauguration, due to Donald Trump’s decision not to intend the inauguration. 

 

Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden started the day with mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, where he was accompanied by congressional leadership House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to npr.

 

Those who to attended the scaled-down inauguration ceremony included most members of Congress and the Supreme Court and former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush Bill Clinton, and former Vice President Dan Quayle  and their spouses, as well as Vice President Mike Pence. According to the New York Times

 

Trump and first lady Melania Trump took part in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, in Maryland, where the outgoing 45th president of the United States said about the transfer of power, “hopefully, it’s not a long-term goodbye.”  

 

“We will be back in some form,” Trump said. “We were not a regular administration.” 

 

The chief justice of the supreme court administered the oath of office to Joe Biden. Joe Biden took the oath of office on his family bible, that was held by his wife.

 

Joe Biden will continue to be faced with hurdles of the major issues we face as a nation for the rest  of his presidency.