Inauguration Day 2021

President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris were sworn in on Wednesday, making Biden the 46th president and Kamala the first female vice president.

Inauguration Day 2021

Lina Cruz, Staff Reporter

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took the position of president and vice president on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the new 46th President of the United States. He was sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Biden is the oldest man to be sworn in at age 78. Kamala D. Harris is the first female, the first black american, and the first person with Asian heritage to be sworn in as vice president. She was sworn in by Justice Sotomayor. Biden is trying to start fresh and undo a lot of the things former president Donald Trump did while he was in office, Biden said,”Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path.” His top priorities include: Covid, climate change, and immigration. Biden said, “We are in one of the moments now: A pandemic, economic crisis, racial injustice, a climate crisis, and threats to our very democracy. And the question is, are we up to it?” Biden got right to work, he began to overturn laws made by Trump, for example he started the steps to withdraw from the World Health Organization, and he repealed the travel ban. His speech during the Inauguration was about unity.“We must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation” Biden said, “There isn’t anything we can’t do. If we do it together.”