Washington: Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the US on Wednesday, while Kamala Harris will be the Vice President. Biden and Harris will be sworn in Wednesday amid growing security concerns at the historic swearing-in ceremony following the recent attack on Capitol Hill (Parliament House complex) by Trump supporters. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office to Biden in the West Front of the Capitol at 12 o’clock (local time).
This is the traditional place of swearing where more than 25 thousand soldiers of National Guards will be deployed in security. The place has been converted into a fort in view of the violent protests of the outgoing President Donald Trump supporters. Biden (78) will be sworn in with his family’s 127-year-old Bible. During this time, his wife Jill Biden will be holding the Bible in his hands. Biden, who would go on to become the oldest president in US history, will make his first address to the nation as president immediately after his swearing-in.
The historic speech is being prepared by Vinay Reddy, an American citizen of Indian origin, which will be based on unity and harmony. Harris (56) will make history by becoming the first woman, first black and first South Asian American Vice President. She will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomare, the first Latin member of the Supreme Court. Sotomare swore Biden in 2013 as Vice President. She will take an oath of two Bibles, one with Regina Shelton, a close family friend, and the other with the first African-American Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall of the country.