Jan 21, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America.
In the inauguration ceremony that was held today, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took the oath of office as the president and the deputy president respectively.
Joe Biden vowed that as president, he will commit to being transparent to the American people in his closing remarks.
“My fellow Americans, I close today where I began, with the sacred oath before God and all of you, I give you my word. I will always level with you,” he said during his inauguration address.
He promised to defend America and serve the people of America but not his personal interest.
“I will defend the Constitution. I’ll defend our democracy. I’ll defend America. And I’ll give all, all of you, keep everything I do in your service, thinking not of power, but of possibilities. Not of personal interest, but the public good. And together we shall write an American story of hope, not fear, of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness,” he said.
Kamala Harris, a former senator and attorney general of California, also took the oath to become the first woman and first person of colour to serve as vice president of the United States
Harris was sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Wearing a purple blazer, she hugged her husband and waved to the crowd after taking the oath.
Harris took her oath on a bible once owned by the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black member of the US high court. Harris is of Jamaican and Indian descent.