NEW YORK – Days after the assault on the US Capitol by the supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, Joe Biden is all set to inaugurate his presidency on January 20.
An announcement issued by the Presidential Inaugural Committee mentioned that the theme for this yr facilities on “America United”.
“We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the front lines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program,” Tony Allen, committee CEO, mentioned in a press release.
Amid considerations concerning coronavirus pandemic, the occasions scheduled for the Inauguration Day could be largely seen on-line. Well being officers have additionally issued pointers for would-be attendees, asking them to put on face masks and keep social distancing.
An individual, who wins the elections within the US, shouldn’t be instantly handed over the federal government by predecessor because the president-elect has to attend for 2 months to take over the federal government. The day, which is January 20, he/she assumes the workplace is termed as inauguration day.
The hole, which was shortened from earlier three months in 1993, is designed to permit the incumbent president to wind up his administrative duties and coordinate a transition of key nationwide safety and govt department data to the successor.
When will Biden take oath?
Biden will take inaugural oath in a scaled-down ceremony on the US Capitol grounds starting at 11am ET (9pm Pakistani time). The inaugural parade could be held at 2pm ET.
The inauguration ceremony historically kicks off with the president’s processional from the White Home to the US Capitol. Kamala Harris will take her inaugural oath first, changing into the America’s first feminine and black vice-president.
Later, Biden will swear in. His oath shall be adopted by a efficiency by the American pop star Woman Gaga, who will sing the nationwide anthem, and different occasions.
Jennifer Lopez will even give a musical efficiency.
Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen will give on-line performances and Eva Longoria and and Kerry Washington will introduce segments of the occasion.
Afterwards, Biden and Harris will attend signing ceremony, which is taken as the primary official motion. Then attendees will take the inaugural luncheon.
Nevertheless, Washington DC and its surrounding areas have been positioned on excessive alert because the FBI has issued threats about attainable assault towards federal establishments throughout the day. .
The Nationwide Mall, the place public usually gathers, to observe the ceremony and different adjoining streets will stay closed till the occasion is held.
As many as 15,000 nationwide guard troops have descended on the capital for stringent safety to avert any untoward scenario.
Who’s attending the Ceremony?
Trump has clearly introduced that he is not going to attend the Biden’s inauguration ceremony, breaking a longstanding custom, as he has been expressed considerations over the transparency of the polls.
Nevertheless, outgoing vp Mike Pence has pledged to attend the ceremony.
The previous presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush will observe the custom as they are going to be in attendance accompanied by the previous first girls Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.