By Stefan Becket, Grace Segers, Kathryn Watson, Melissa Quinn and Caroline Linton

Updated on: 21 January 2021 / 12:12 a.m.
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Washington – Joseph R Biden, Jrwas on Wednesday as 46 President of the United States swore in and urged a bitterly divided country to unite at a dangerous time in American history as he quickly began executing his agenda

“This is America’s Day This is Democracy Day,” said Mr. Biden said in his inaugural address, “Today we are celebrating the triumph of not a candidate but a cause The cause of democracy The people, the will of the people, has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded”

When he realized he was being privy to the steps of the Capitol just two weeks after being stormed by a “seditious mob”, Mr. Biden said the country had been reminded that “democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed”

In the hours following his address, the new president took action to target some of former President Donald Trump’s most controversial initiatives and support the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Mr. sits behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and wears a mask Biden signed a number of implementing regulations and measures on immigration, climate change, COVID-19, racial equality and more

Among his first steps was the order to make the wearing of masks on all federal properties, rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and increase federal support for underserved communities

“I think some of the things we’re going to do are going to be brave and important, and there is no time to start like today,” he told reporters

After the spate of executive action, the new White House press secretary Jen Psaki held her first press conference “I have great respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and for the role you all play” she told reporters

Mr Biden takes over at a time of tremendous upheaval and divisions fueled by both his predecessor and the coronavirus pandemic that saw more than 400000 Americans were killed

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Instead of opening balls, Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris selected a 90 minute television special called “Celebrating America,” which both spoke to Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton also appeared.The special was live on all network networks and hosted by Tom Hanks and featured appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend and others. Katy Perry ended the night with “fireworks” before fireworks that Mr. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden watched from the White House, and Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff watched from the National Mall

Just before noon when he officially became president, Mr. Minutes prior to this, Harris was sworn in and made history as the first woman and person of the color to rank second after the presidency

. Biden took the oath of office sworn by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts

After the swearing in, Mr. Biden and Harris participated in modified versions of the pandemic-time ceremonies that traditionally involve the inauguration of a new president They accepted gifts from congressional leaders and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before partaking in a brief parade to the white house in front of a humble, masked crowd

Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justice, and outgoing Vice President Mike Pence were present to testify to Mr. Biden’s swearing-in with separate seats to prevent the virus from spreading. Three former presidents – Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton – were also in attendance

Mr Trump wasn’t there after leaving Washington Wednesday morning, however, Mr Trump instead reached out to supporters before boarding Air Force One for the last time as president to fly to Florida, making him the first outgoing president in more than 150 years who did not attend the inauguration of his successor

Cindy McCain was introduced to her husband, the late Senator John McCain, now First Lady Jill Biden. “I’m just so grateful that you introduced me because I love my life,” McCain told CBS Evening News – Anchor and Editor-in-Chief Norah O’Donnell

Still, it was a surprise when the lifelong Republican endorsed Joe Biden as president – Arizona has a long history as a red state, and only one other Democratic presidential candidate won there since 1948 McCain said she hoped her support helped Mr. Biden wins the White House

“I mean that’s why I did it But I also think it was a change in the country. We saw people here, especially suburbanites, who were really frustrated with what was going on,” she said “And they went over the line like me. And we voted on it together to make sure this was right for our children and our grandchildren”

After a rendition of Bill Withers’ hit “Lovely Day” by Demi Lovato and an appearance by the Bidens from the balcony of the White House, Katy Perry gave the final performance of the night. She sang her hit “Firework” as a fireworks show Washington, D , illuminated C.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden watched the exhibit from the balcony of the White House while Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff watched from the National Mall

Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W Bush recorded a message in Arlington National Cemetery celebrating the importance of “peaceful transfer of power” “

“I think the fact that the three of us are standing here talking about a peaceful transfer of power speaks to the institutional integrity of our country,” said Mr Bush said

Mr Clinton said the country is trying to “return to normal” and “do what we do best to create a more perfect union. It’s an exciting time”

Mr Obama pointed out the importance of “listening not only to people we agree with, but also to people we disagree with”” He said one of the “best moments” of his inauguration was when he met Mr. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush Former President Trump and Former First Lady Melania Trump did not meet with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden prior to their inauguration

John Legend sang and played the James Brown song “It’s a New Day” on the piano before introducing health care workers to pay tribute to Sandra Lindsay, the New York nurse, who was the first to receive a message in America the COVID-19 vaccine

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“Our nurses take care of thousands of people every day,” said Lindsay. “We are often the last to hold our hands It has taken a toll on so many on the front lines”

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Before Linsday spoke, Mr. Biden said, “This crisis has shown the nation that we literally couldn’t survive without you”

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard played “Undivided,” which Hubbard wrote as a tribute to healthcare workers while quarantined with COVID-1, “This song is a message of oneness and belief that moves my soul has, “said McGraw

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Vice President Kamala Harris spoke for the first time after her swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, highlighting “American ambition” and “the courage to look beyond the crisis”

She called it an “honor” to be there and “stand on the shoulders of those who came before to speak tonight as your Vice President”

In line with the optimistic theme, she said, “In many ways this embodies our character as a nation” and “even in dark times, we not only dream, we do too””

“We are brave, fearless and ambitious,” she said. “We are intrepid in our belief that we will overcome, that we will rise, that is American aspiration”

“In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation. It shows who we are, even in dark times. We don’t just dream, we do it We don’t just see what was, we see what can be” – Vice President Harris # Inauguration2021 ImageTwittercom / oKSV5t45JH

Musical performances resumed after Lincoln Memorial President Joe Biden spoke. Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons played their song “Better Days” “

They were followed by the Foo Fighters, who “dedicated” their performance of “Times Like These” to “our steadfast teachers”

Lin-Manuel Miranda read “Make Hope and History Rhyme” by Seamus Heaney, a poet often spoken to by Mr. Biden

President Joe Biden gave a brief address at the Lincoln Memorial, urging Americans to live up to the moment

America’s history doesn’t depend on one person, but on every American, he said unity is the only way to get through the dark, Mr. Biden added

There are times in the history of the nation when Americans must do so much more for their country, Mr. Biden said this is one of those times

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“Are we going to meet the moment our ancestors did? I think we have to and I think we will,” he said

Bruce Springsteen opened the 90-minute “Celebrating America” ​​special, hosted by Tom Hanks. Springsteen played “Land of Hope and Dreams” with the Lincoln Memorial behind

President Joe Biden faces the challenge of reaching his priorities through Congress with a tightly divided Senate CBS News’ CBS News political officer and democratic strategist Lynda Tran discusses with CBSN’s “Red & Blue” how President Biden wants to bring Congress together and what are the prospects for another COVID-19 relief law

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held her first press conference Wednesday night saying President Joe Biden wanted to bring truth and transparency back to the White House

“I have great respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and for the role you all play,” said Psaki, adding that there will certainly be times when the White House press corps and the White House press office mismatched

Mr Biden’s first call to a foreign leader will be Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Psaki didn’t say whether Mr. Biden will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin but said he intended to speak to America’s allies in his early calls

Psaki said to go to Mr. Biden’s Senate-approved team is for Mr. “Front-and-Center” Biden, prioritizing national security positions Psaki also said Mr. Biden will be “fairly involved” in COVID relief negotiations with Capitol Hill

Asked if Mr. Biden thinks Mr. Trump must be held accountable for the unrest in the Capitol Psaki said he would “leave it to members of Congress” to decide what the schedule and penalties for the former president will be

Psaki said she had no details of the President’s first trip abroad at this point

The Senate voted on Wednesday night to re-appoint Avril Haines as director of national intelligence She was President Biden’s first cabinet candidate to be confirmed. Haines was approved with a largely bipartisan vote of 84 to 10 votes

The Senate adjourned for the night after confirmation from Haines and will come back at 12 noon on Thursday

“Avril Haines was the right choice for the Director of National Intelligence, we appreciate the bipartisan collaboration to confirm tonight, and we hope there will be much more of it as the nation is in crisis and we need to deploy President Biden’s team as soon as possible, “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a speech to the Senate prior to the vote it was “appropriate” that Haines would be the first Senate-approved candidate

“I think she is determined to rebuild the office of the director of the National Intelligence Service,” said Warner, an implicit reprimand from the office under former President Trump who said morale within the secret services has been damaged since the Officials “sacked many of their leaders for simply doing the right thing: the power to tell the truth””

President Biden held a swearing-in ceremony for his nominees on Wednesday night through video conference The nominees do not need to be approved by the Senate

Mr Biden said this government has the ability and the privilege to influence people around the world. He said he expects honesty and dignity

The new Commander-in-Chief thanked the families of his appointed persons, as the administrative officials will work long hours

The president spoke of the importance of containing the COVID-19 pandemic and distributing the vaccine, as well as saving and improving the economy

The president also promised that if he overheard a commissioner treating another colleague with disrespect or talking to someone that he would fire that person immediately, which is in contrast to Mr. Trump’s approach, which sometimes believed that the best ideas came from the split and entertained factions among his staff

“If you ever work with me and I hear that you have treated another colleague with disrespect – speak to someone – I promise I’ll fire you right away.” Mr. Biden said

The Senate will vote tonight on whether to confirm Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, the first confirmatory vote for a Biden candidate Republican Senator Tom Cotton had previously objected to a quick vote on Haines’ nomination, in In a speech in the Senate, however, announced that he would lift his objection

“I was the last person to object to this vote, I have no more objections,” said Cotton. He initially objected to the vote because he was unsure whether Haines was investigating the detention and interrogation programs wanted to resume from the beginning of the 2000s

“She made it clear in private that we had no intention of opening this investigation and exposing the operations officers within the CIA to criminal prosecution or adverse employment measures, or even against them and possible future promotions or placements.” Said Cotton

The President sat behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and signed three executive actions in the presence of reporters: Implementation of a mask mandate for federal property, increased support for underserved communities and re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement

“I think some of the things we’re going to do are going to be brave and important, and there is no time to start like today,” he told reporters

Next to him was a pile of other orders on the desk he was expected to sign a total of 17 on Wednesday night dealing with immigration, racial inequality, pandemic, and more

The new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a Senate comment that lawmakers are involved in implementing Mr Biden’s on how to fight the coronavirus pandemic

“Today the threat to our democracy from the presidency itself has ended, but the challenges we face as a nation remain,” said Schumer, adding that this is a “busy and consistent time for the United States Senate would be “

Schumer said the Senate would operate differently under a Democratic majority, which is implicitly in contrast to minority leader Mitch McConnell, who, as the majority leader, prevented several bills passed in the House from moving forward in the Senate

“This Senate will legislate, it will be active, responsive, energetic, and brave,” Schumer said. Addressing his Republican colleagues, he said he wanted to legislate bipartisan if possible, and that “the Senate does best works when we work together””

However, in his first speech as a minority leader, McConnell said he did not believe that Democrats had a mandate given their narrow Senate majority

“Our country deserves that both sides and both parties find common ground for the common good where we can,” said McConnell

After signing his first executive actions, Dr Biden said the letter the former president left him before leaving the White House was “very generous” “

“The President wrote a very generous letter,” said Mr With a mask on, Biden said “Because it was private, I won’t talk about it until I talk to him”

Mr Trump never got on with Mr. Biden before the White House inauguration, and the two did not speak, however, the former president left him a note in keeping with the tradition of modern presidents

Harris returned to the Capitol for the first time as Vice President on Wednesday to take the oath of office on behalf of Democratic Senators Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla in their capacity as Senate President With the swearing-in of these three Senators, the Democrats now hold a slim 50-50 Senate majority, with Harris breaking every tie

Ossoff and Warnock won their runoff elections in Georgia earlier this month, and Padilla was named to replace Harris in the Senate by California Governor Gavin Newsom

The Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in as the interim President of the Senate and became third in the presidency

After a brief military escort to Pennsylvania Avenue, the new President and First Lady stepped out of the President’s motorcade and walked to the front of the White House with members of their family

On the way, Mr Biden went to the media to greet them before walking into the house with his family. He also greeted DC. Mayor Muriel Bowser

President Biden and Dr Jill Biden arrives on foot at the White House gate with her family

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The president waved to the small number of verified supporters on the sidelines before walking down the driveway to North Lawn and entering the White House for the first time as president

The new Commander in Chief and Vice President was accompanied by former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton at a traditional wreath-laying ceremony in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

Mr Biden and Harris watched for a moment of silence before a member of the military honor guard played “taps” in the somber ceremony

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After receiving gifts from congressional officials, Mr. Biden and Harris participated in the traditional Pass in Review, during which they screened military troops on the Capitol’s Eastern Front

Mr Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden as well as Harris and the second gentleman Doug Emhoff then got into separate cars which they took to Arlington National Cemetery to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The black limousine with Mr Biden is adorned with the President’s seal and a license plate that reads “46” “

Amanda Gorman made history as the youngest known inaugural poet on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration and received rave reviews for her powerful message

Prior to the performance, Gorman spoke to CBS This Morning about the implications of her poem, noting how the message changed after the violent attack on the Capitol, “I wanted it to be a message of hope and oneness and.” I think this Wednesday really only underlined for me how much it took, “she said,” but in order not to turn a blind eye to the cracks that really need to be filled “

In 2017, Gorman became the first national youth poet award winner The Harvard graduate plans to bring out a book of poems for children later this year As Mr. Biden, Gorman has struggled with language disabilities all her life and made poetry a “lifeline” for her. Like Mr. Biden, her long-term goal is to run for president

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presented Mr. Biden and Harris with American flags flying over the Capitol as they swore as part of the ceremony at which Congressional leaders presented gifts make

McConnell took the opportunity to dig around the house, pointing out that both Harris and Mr. Biden skipped the house and went straight to the Senate

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Mr Biden signs three documents in the Capitol Presidential Chamber: an Inauguration Day proclamation, nominations for cabinet positions, and nominations for lower-level positions

Mr Biden will also conduct a review of the forces on the U.S. Eastern Front Capitol He will be received by the commander of the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and will review the readiness of military forces, with each branch of the military represented

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff said goodbye to now former Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence and escorted them down the steps on the Eastern Front of the Capitol as they prepared to leave Washington for Indiana

The foursome spoke on the steps before the Pences got into a black SUV and left the Capitol complex

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The Pences will bring a small government aircraft on a “special flight mission” to its hometown of Columbus, Indiana. One of the pilots who flew the couple from Indiana to Washington four years ago will fly them back to their home state, said a senior administrator on Tuesday

The new White House has taken control of official Twitter handles, securing @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec Trump-era accounts have been archived under new handles: @ POTUS45, @ WhiteHouse45 , @ VP45, @ PressSec45, @ FLOTUS45 and @ SecondLady45

Twitter followers for Trump-era accounts have not been carried over to Biden’s new White House accounts, a change from 2016 when Mr. Trump’s team inherited the accounts

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There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we are facing which is why I am going to the Oval Office today to get down to work and take bold action and immediate relief for American families provide

Mr Biden’s team has also taken over the White House Facebook page and opened a revamped WhitehouseGovernment within minutes of Mr Biden becoming president

In his 21-minute inaugural address, President Biden outlined an optimistic outlook for the future and urged Americans to agree on common goals

“This is America’s Day This is Democracy Day,” said Mr. Said Biden “Today we are celebrating the triumph of not a candidate but a cause The cause of democracy The people, the will of the people, has been heard and the will of the people has been respected”

When he realized he was being privy to the steps of the Capitol just two weeks after being stormed by a “seditious mob”, Mr. Biden said the country has learned that “democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed”

“This is a great nation, we are good people, And over the centuries we have come so far through storm and strife, in peace and in war. And we still have to go far. We will move forward with speed and urgency because we have Plenty to do this winter full of dangers and significant opportunities, “said Mr. Biden said

The President thanked his “predecessors of both parties for their presence here today,” although his immediate predecessor, Mr. Trump, was absent

Mr Biden highlighted the struggles the country has yet to overcome, including the coronavirus pandemic, domestic terrorism, white supremacy and racial injustice

“Meeting these challenges, restoring the soul and securing America’s future takes so much more than words. It takes the elusive of all things in a democracy: unity, unity,” he said, quoting President Abraham Lincoln whose “whole soul” was dedicated to “bringing America together” “

“Today on this January day my whole soul is doing this: Bringing America together Uniting our people Uniting our nation And I ask every American to join me on this,” said Mr. Biden said

Mr Biden acknowledged that it may seem difficult to achieve unity in such a divided nation Perhaps tacit recognition in Congress of Republicans who objected to the electoral college will result in an attempt to overturn the election

“I know that speaking of oneness may sound like a stupid fantasy to some these days. I know the forces that divide us are deep and real, but I also know they are not new,” said Mr Said Biden, “Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire that destroys everything in its path. Any disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for all-out war, and we have to reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured”

Mr Biden also reached out to supporters of Mr. Trump and urged them to “listen to me”

“Listen to me as we move forward Take a measure of me and my heart If we still disagree, so be it This is democracy This is America The right to be peaceful within the guard rails of our republic disagree is perhaps this nation’s greatest strength, “said Mr. Biden said, “But listen carefully to me: disagreements must not lead to disagreements. And I promise you this: I will be president for all Americans. All Americans. And I promise you I will fight as hard for those who have not supported me as I do for.” those who did “

Mr Biden also said he understood those who “view the future with fear and concern,” but urged Americans to connect with those who disagree with them

“We have to end this civil war, which is red against blue, rural against urban, conservative against liberal,” he said, adding, “we have to put politics aside and finally face this pandemic as one nation, one nation “

Mr Trying to reassure the American public, Biden said, “We will do this together,” and also briefly addressed the foreign audience who were watching his speech

“America has been tested and we came out stronger for it. We’re going to fix our alliances and get back to business. Not to meet yesterday’s challenges, but the challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Mr Biden said

Mr Biden also paid tribute to the 400000 Americans lost to the coronavirus pandemic and led the audience in a “silent prayer” in honor of the victims and their families

“I promise we will be judged – you and I – as we resolve these cascading crises of our time,” he said

He concluded his speech with a “sacred oath” promising to defend the constitution, tell the truth and lead the people without selfishness, an implicit reprimand to Mr. Trump

“I will always measure myself against you I will defend the Constitution I will defend our democracy I will defend America” ​​said Mr Said Biden, “With intent and determination we turn to the tasks of our time, which are borne by faith, driven by conviction and dedicated to one another and to the land we love with all our hearts”

His wife, Second Lady Jill Biden, held out a family Bible. Mr. Biden promised to “faithfully carry out” the office of the United States and “to keep, protect and defend the Constitution to the best of my ability,” so help me God “

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took the oath of office on Harris With her hand on the Bible her husband held, Harris swore to “support and uphold the United States Constitution against all enemies at home and abroad defend””

Harris is the first female vice president and the first black and Asian-American female vice president

Lady Gaga clutched a gold microphone and sang the “Stars and Stripes” on the lectern where Mr. Biden will make his comments:

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Mr Biden is sworn to use a Bible that has been in his family since 1893 and was used during his swearing-in as vice president in 2009 and 2013, a source familiar with the matter told CBS News that it was also used every time he was sworn in when U was sworn in S. Senator It’s five inches thick, with a Celtic cross on the cover

The President-elect’s late son, Beau Biden, also used the Bible for his own swearing-in ceremony as the Delaware Attorney General and helped carry the Bible to his father’s 2013 ceremony
As lawmakers and guests took their places on the platform on the Western Front of the Capitol, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the two chairs of the committee responsible for organizing the ceremony, initiated the proceedings Comments that emphasize the gravity of the moment and the importance of a peaceful transfer of power

Klobuchar: “When an angry, violent mob staged a riot and desecrated this temple of our democracy, it awakened us to our responsibility as Americans. This is the day our democracy recovers, dusts off the dust and does what America Always Does – Goes On “ImageTwittercom / peNkgXC8Mf

Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have arrived at the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony and are walking down the Capitol steps to take their seats near the lectern where Mr. Biden will give his inaugural address

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence arrive at the U. Capitol for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden

Pence declined to go to Mr. Trump’s farewell at Joint Base Andrews earlier in the day, with an aide saying it would contradict his obligation to attend the inauguration

Mr Trump landed at Palm Beach International Airport at 10:54 a.m. and finished his last trip aboard Air Force One as President

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Tiffany Trump and her fiance, as well as Barron Trump were all on board Mr. According to pool reporters, Trump spent the flight with his family

A defense officer tells CBS News that a small number of additional National Guard troops have been detained due to intelligence and FBI security audits, the number of additional guardsmen withheld from security is in the single digits, the official said

It appears that none of them were detained for possible links to extremist groups, but for other reasons, such as outstanding legal issues. On Tuesday, two guardsmen were detained for possible extremist connections and ten guardsmen for other reasons. It was until Wednesday The number of possible extremist connections is still two, but the number that has been kept out for other reasons is closer to 20

US. Capitol policeman Eugene Goodman, who saw a crowd of Mr. Trump’s supporters who died during the Sept. January 11th away from the Senate, Harris escorted up the Capitol steps when she and Mr. Biden came to the inauguration

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The incoming President and Vice President have arrived at the Capitol for their swearing-in ceremony and are entering the eastern front of the building approximately 45 minutes before the proceedings begin

Legislators and guests log into the seating areas on the western front of the Capitol where Mr. Biden will give his inaugural address

Mr Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be among the former Presidents who will be with Mr. Biden’s Inauguration You will also attend the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery later that afternoon

Mr Biden’s new staff on the National Security Council will begin their work at 10 a.m. As the outgoing Trump team hands over, incoming press secretary Jen Psaki confirms CBS News that these officials do not require Senate confirmation and will be in their posts immediately

Mr Biden will be the first commander in chief in modern history to begin his presidency without a single cabinet secretary approved by the Senate to direct federal agencies, and with no commitment from the Senate on a date for their approval and 5 Place for the presidency – the state secretaries or the finance ministers

The President left a note for Mr. Biden in the Oval Office, according to White House Assistant Secretary Judd Deere

It’s unclear what the note says, but it’s a modern tradition for an outgoing president to leave a message for his successor

Vice President Mike Pence also left a letter for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Vice President’s desk in the west wing, a senior administrator confirmed to CBS News

In his last public statements as 45 President of the United States said Mr. Trump went off the script and declined, Mr. Biden or Harris by name and title, as in his prepared remarks.Instead, Mr. Trump wished the “new administration” all the best and said he hoped to be back in some form “

“I wish the new administration the best of luck and success,” said Mr Trump, telling a crowd of supporters who had gathered at Joint Base Andrews to depose him, “I think they will have great success on the foundation to do something really spectacular “

Instead of Mr Biden’s inauguration, Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are leaving Washington early For the first time in more than 150 years, the outgoing president has skipped the swearing in of his successor

Several hundred people gathered at Joint Base Andrews near Air Force One for the remarks, including Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Lara Trump and Tiffany Trump As the President made his remarks, the crowd sang, “Thank you, Trump”

Mr Trump declared that he was “not a regular administration” and thanked his family, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence

In her own brief remarks to Mr. At Trump’s insistence, Melania Trump said: “To be your first lady was my greatest honor”

“Thank you for your love and support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers”, she said “God bless you all, God bless your families and God bless this beautiful nation”

Mr Trump highlighted his administration’s work, including developing and disseminating coronavirus vaccines through Operation Warp Speed.Mr Trump spoke of the pandemic as he has in the past, saying “as bad as the pandemic was,” as 400000 Americans and counts have died

“We worked hard, we left everything, as the athletes would say, we left everything in the field,” said Mr Trump said “goodbye we love you we will be back in some form”

Urging the people of America to remember the work of their administration amid future economic gains, the president said, “Remember us”

“I hope they don’t raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you,” he said of the incoming Biden administration

Mr Trump concluded with brief congratulations to his supporters, saying, “Have a good life we ​​will see you soon”

Mr Biden visits the mass on Wednesday morning in St Matthew Cathedral, a historic church just a few blocks from the White House. Joining him are the four leading Congressmen: Chuck Schumer, incumbent Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, GOP Senate Chairman, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, Minority Chairman House

Mr Biden is named after President John F only the second Catholic president to take office Kennedy Kennedy’s funeral took place in St Matthew in 1963 and Pope Francis visited the Church in 2015

The President left the White House and boarded Marine One on South Lawn for a short flight to Joint Base Andrews, where he will speak to several hundred supporters before flying to Florida with Air Force One

Mr Trump stopped to speak to reporters who had gathered on the South Lawn, which he has seldom done since the election

Marine One passed the Washington Monument, which is closed to the public, and the US. Capitol building that was a mob owned by Mr. Trump supporters stormed on Jan. January en route to Joint Base Andrews

The president told reporters it was a “great honor” and an “honor of your life” “Mr Trump said he wanted to go over to say goodbye but added that hopefully it wouldn’t be a long goodbye, according to pool reporters

Shortly after 1 on the 20 On January 1st, the White House announced Mr Trump enacted an executive order repealing one of his first actions as president aimed at fulfilling his campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” and relieving the executive from a number of ethical requirements – including a lobby ban – to be exempted just before he leaves office

The on 28 The executive order issued on January 1, 2017, now revoked, required the aides to sign a pledge of ethics in which they undertake not to lobby their respective agencies or act on behalf of a foreign company for up to five years after leaving government to become

The pledge also prohibited political officials from participating in matters involving their former employers or clients for a period of two years from the date of their appointment, those within two years of joining the Trump administration registered as lobbyists, vowed not to get involved in any matter they had been campaigning on for two years

“The Executive Order 13770 from 28 January 2017, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees”, will be effective as of January 20 January 2021 at 12Employees and former employees who are subject to the obligations in Executive Order 13770 are subject to these obligations after the 20th January 2021 at 1200 o’clock no longer “, says the regulation

Mr Biden, Harris, arriving first lady Jill Biden and arriving second gentleman Douglas Emhoff begin the day with a service in St Matthew the Apostle in Washington You will be joined by all four congressional leaders for the first event of a busy inauguration day

Here is a look at the schedule for the President-Elect and Vice-President-Elect for the rest of the day:

12 pm: Mr. Biden and Harris are sworn in and the President gives his inaugural address

1:40 pm: Mr Biden and Harris check military forces from the Capitol Eastern Front

Biden plans to use his executive powers on his first day in office to tone down some changes to the Trump administration’s immigration policy, including pre-pandemic travel restrictions for several Muslim-majority countries, changes to the census, and efforts to protect to quit for so-called “dreamers”

Mr Biden plans to sign 17 executive ordinances – including several directives related to immigration – shortly after he is sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, according to senior White House officials The flood of orders marks the beginning of efforts by the new Democratic government to address many of the more than 400 immigration changes undoing that President Trump made without Congress

“President-elect Biden is taking historic steps on day one to advance his agenda,” said new White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who briefed reporters late Tuesday,

A memo instructs Justice and Homeland Security departments to take “all appropriate steps” to protect the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which spans over 640 years000 immigrants without papers work permits and deportation facilities are offered to the US. as children, Mr. Trump’s attempts to suspend the DACA were all blocked in court, but a federal judge in Texas has not yet ruled on a motion by Republican attorneys general that the program ruled illegal

Another executive policy will revoke Mr Trump’s travel and immigration restrictions on a group of 13 countries, most of which are predominantly Muslim or African.The order will instruct the State Department to process visa applications from the 13 countries and develop a plan to “repair the damage caused by the prohibitions” “

On the way to the door, President Trump pardoned 73 people, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, and reversed the sentences of 70 others.The White House announced the last-minute spate of pardons and commutations early Wednesday, Mr. Trump’s last day in office

No family members of the President – including Mr Trump himself – were on the list In the final days of his tenure, there has been considerable speculation as to whether he would issue alleged pardons for himself, one of his children, or son-in-law Jared Kushner

Also missing from the list – Rudy Giuliani – Mr Trump’s personal attorney who made legal efforts to prove false claims that Mr. Trump won the presidential election against Joe Biden

Bannon was charged in August for allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fundraiser to build a wall along the southern border known as the “We’re Building the Wall” campaign, which raised 25 million And Bannon was accused of using $ 1 million to cover personal expenses and pay another person accused in the program

Inauguration live

World news – USA – President Biden takes office and quickly advocates the implementation of the agenda

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