Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, and in a speech vowed to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.”
With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts that binds the president to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Biden, 78, became the oldest U.S. president in history at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington that was largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus and security concerns following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
Inauguration Day 2021 – Joe Biden hails day of ‘history and hope’ and urges unity as he’s sworn in
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