New Delhi (NVI): Joe Biden has taken oath as the 46th President of the United States at the US Capitol today which witnessed violence by Trump supporters on January 6.
His deputy, Kamala Harris, also took oath as the new Vice President, becoming the first black person, first woman, and first Asian American to serve at the position.
The ceremony took place amid heightened security concerns in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and assault on the US Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump extremists.
Biden took the oath on his 127-year-old family Bible, which was held by his wife, Jill Biden, as per reports. 78-year-old Biden has also become the oldest US President to take oath.
“Here we stand days after a riotous mob thought they could silence the will of the people. It will not happen, not today, not tomorrow, not ever — not ever,” Biden said in his first remarks while referring to violent clashes on US Capitol two weeks back in which four people including a woman were killed.
According to reports, Donald Trump walked out of the White House today and gave a miss to the inauguration event of Joe Biden.