President-Elect Joe Biden can now eliminate the “elect” portion of his title. Earlier today, the 46th President was joined by his wife and extended family as he was sworn-in to office. Making the moment even more special, he was sworn-in to office using a bible owned by his late son, Beau. After being sworn-in to office, Biden delivered a 20-minute inaugural address.
“This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve,” Biden said.
“This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge. And unity is the path forward. And we must meet this moment as the United States of America.”
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The remarks that Biden delivered were well received by his colleagues and political opponents. Most notably, Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace called it one of the best inaugural addresses he’s heard in his lifetime.
“I have been listening to these inaugural addresses since 1961, John F. Kennedy’s ‘Ask not.’ I thought this was the best inaugural address I ever heard,” Wallace said, according to NBC‘s Willie Geist.
Biden will continue his Inauguration Day festivities with the Inaugural Ball this evening.