L-R: Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – January 20, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the US Capitol where he would be sworn-in as the 46th US President. The ceremony would mark 244 years of American democracy. They have celebrated the event during wars, during great depressions and now during a pandemic.
The President-elect arrived at the event accompanied by his wife Jill Biden. The incoming Vice President Kamala Harris has also arrived and accompanied by her spouse Douglas Emhoff.
Also present to grace the ceremony is a former US President Barack Obama and his wife Mitchell Obama. Other VIPs have also arrived for the event which will not be attended by outgoing US President Donald Trump.
Hours ago, AFP reported that Biden attended a mass at St Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington DC, accompanied by Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress in a symbol of unity ahead of his inauguration.
The future 46th President of the United States was accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House leader Kevin McCarthy. Violinist Patricia Treacy, soprano Renée Fleming and the St. Augustine Gospel Choir were to perform during the mass.