Biden Harris inauguration

Jack Kielmeyer, editor

On Jan. 20, 2020 Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 47th President and Vice President of the United States of America. Removing President Trump from office after a close and longer election than the people of America are used to. Due recent events, and the current pandemic affecting the nation there will be changes to the inauguration that the nation is used to. 

On Jan. 6, 2020 a group of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building after being told to “fight like hell” in regards to getting congress and Mitch McConnell to overturn the election. After the riot and storming of the capitol building that ended in dozens of arrests and five deaths, the national guard will provide extra security for the inauguration. 

In addition to the extra security, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington DC has asked the public to stay away from Washington DC in hopes that there will be less spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid community outlash at the capitol. There is expected to be less attendees at the Biden inauguration, other than the general public due to COVID-19 regulations. Each congressman and woman was only allowed one guest ticket, compared to the 200,000 they are allowed to hand out to constituents. 

Before President Trump’s twitter was deleted, on Jan. 8, Trump tweeted out saying that he will not be in attendance at President Biden’s inauguration. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” President Trump will be the first president since President Andrew Jackson to not attend their successor’s inauguration. 

At 11:15 a.m., President Biden is going to be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and Vice President Harris by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.