Earlier today, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United Sates of America against the backdrop of calls for unity and healing. Biden claimed “democracy has prevailed”.
“The will of the people has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We’ve learned again that democracy is precious and democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,” Biden declared in his speech. “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day in history and hope, of renewal and resolve.”
“We have much to do in this winter of peril, and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build and much to gain,” Biden said. “Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged, or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now.”
History was also made as Kamala Harris became the first woman to be vice president. She is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. government.