Set against a backdrop of a locked-down Washington and a socially distanced event, Biden made a plea for national unity in his inaugural address as political, financial and health care crises grip the nation.
He takes over the presidency two weeks after a deadly pro-Trump riot at Capitol Hill and as deaths from Covid-19 continue to rise. Because the pandemic began early last year, the illness has eliminated more than 400,000 people in the United States.
The first members of Biden’s Cabinet are slated to be sworn in over the next few days, as well, consisting of Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary. Biden’s Democratic Celebration, also, will presume a bare bulk in the Senate after 3 new legislators– Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia, and Alex Padilla of California– also take their oaths of office.
Trump, on the other hand, faces his second impeachment trial in the Senate, even though he will run out power. The Democratic-controlled Home, with the assistance of 10 Republican politicians, charged Trump with prompting the insurrection at the Capitol. The trial might begin today.
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