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Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States, Harris sworn in as 1st woman VP

Discussing the grief Americans face due to pandemic, Biden cites Scripture, Psalm 30:5, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Joe Biden is sworn in
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States as his wife Jill Biden holds a bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021 REUTERS
  • Joel C. Rosenberg: “I thought the best line of Biden’s speech was this, ‘We must end this un-civil war.’ True. Overall, it was an excellent address, non-partisan, non-confrontational, laced with Bible passages, included a call for National prayer, and then closed with Garth Brooks signing ‘Amazing Grace.’ Surprising. Unexpected. And encouraging. We all need to be praying for President Biden and Vice President Harris, and their families. Where we disagree with them, we should — and will — be clear, firm but respectful. But when they do things right, we should be willing to say so.”

  • VP Pence attends Inauguration

  • Former Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama attend

  • Trump does not

  • Biden: “Let’s start afresh” — calls for unity, healing of deep divisions

  • Biden: “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. The people, the will of the people, have been heard.”

  • Biden, 78, oldest US President ever to take office

  • Biden: “We must end this uncivil war.”

  • Biden quotes Scripture, Psalm 30:5, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

  • Biden asks nation to pause to pray for all the families who have lost loved ones due to COVID

  • Biden was sworn in on a Bible that has been in his family since the 1800s

  • Garth Brooks sings “Amazing Grace” after Biden finishes his address

  • Israeli leaders congratulating new President

  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: "Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on your historic inauguration. President Biden, you and I have had a warm personal friendship going back many decades. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the US-Israel alliance, to continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world and to confront common challenges, chief among them the threat posed by Iran. I wish you the greatest success. God bless the United States of America. God bless Israel."

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