Joe Biden will be sworn in after winning the U.S. election and being elected president-elect on Inauguration Day 2021.
The former vice president is set to be sworn in and finish Donald Trump’s presidency in spite of legal challenges and tensions over the results of the 2020 election.
2021 Inauguration Day – when is that?
The inauguration day is January 20, according to US law, and despite Covid, the inauguration will follow tradition and will take place in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday, January 20.
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UK Day of Inauguration Time
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in at noon, but beginning at 11:30 am, the inaugural address is scheduled to take place in Washington. About 5 p.m., Biden will possibly be sworn in. Time from the UK.
What’s going to happen on Inauguration Day?
As the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden will be sworn in after the inaugural address. He will say, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
He will be the new president after he takes the oath. The celebration will go on, but the inauguration will be over.
Will there be a Donald Trump?
Unless there is something in the Constitution or the law that states that Donald Trump should be there, waiting as the next in line is sworn in has become customary for the outgoing president. In the last century, there have been no exceptions to this tradition. It was just President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams and President Andrew Johnson who stayed away from their successor’s inauguration.
As the election has not yet been accepted by Donald Trump, there is speculation that he will not attend the January gathering.
Will the case, with Covid, go ahead as planned?
Due to the on-going Covid 19 pandemic, the case would be on a smaller scale. More than 200,000 tickets are usually available, but only 1,000 are predicted to be available this time. Due to concerns about the spread of the virus, Biden’s campaign team has “strongly encouraged” people not to fly to Washington to attend the event.
Senators and members of Congress and partners, including Jill Biden, will also participate.
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How will I witness the inauguration of Biden?
The event will be broadcast and made available to a range of UK news outlets. To ensure extensive coverage, special broadcasts are usually shown on the day of the inauguration.