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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States




Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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It’s official. President Joe Biden has now been sworn into office. Biden made a sober entrance to the nation’s capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.

Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Wednesday’s Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

He instead flew into a military airbase just outside the capital on Tuesday afternoon and then motorcaded into fortress D.C. — a city that’s been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing. Today on AirTalk, we’ll talk about the inauguration, what happened and what lies ahead for the new president and vice president. We also want to hear from you. How are you feeling following the inauguration? Share your thoughts by calling 866-893-5722. 

With files from the Associated Press 

Guests:

Sudeep Reddy, managing editor at POLITICO; he tweets @reddy

Susan McWilliams Barndt, chair and professor of politics at Pomona College and editor of American Political Thought journal