Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
Standing in front of the U.S. Capitol where pro-Trump rioters raided the building two weeks ago in an attempt to prevent Biden’s certification as president, Biden called for unity, pledging that his whole soul was committed to that effort.
“In another January, on New Year’s Day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. When he put pen to paper, the president said, and I quote, ‘if my name ever goes down into history, it’ll be for this act, and my whole soul is in it,'” Biden said. “My whole soul is in it. Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause.”
Georgia’s leaders responded to Biden’s inauguration with statements of hope and support. Below are what state leaders had to say.
Congratulations, President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris. Democracy has indeed prevailed, the voices of the people have been heard and we march forward working toward progress for our nation. #InaugurationDay— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) January 20, 2021
A day of renewal and hope. @JoeBiden— Gloria S Butler (@SenGloriaButler) January 20, 2021
'Democracy has prevailed'— Hardie Davis, Jr. (@hardiedavis) January 20, 2021
Mr. President and Madame Vice President pic.twitter.com/nBnG92CJvZ
Congrats to our new USA President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris. May God give you both & Congress the wisdom to lead our country in peace. God continue to bless America pic.twitter.com/PmT7ZfqFOr— Valencia Stovall (@ValenciaStovall) January 20, 2021
I couldn’t help but notice this beautiful reminder in my backyard this morning of the freedoms we all get to enjoy. I hope you’ll join me in praying for President @JoeBiden & his Administration as he assumes the helm of our great nation. May God Bless America. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/XJjYVzUPWz— Geoff Duncan (@GeoffDuncanGA) January 20, 2021
That is the BIGGEST Bible I have ever seen in my life! 👀👀👀— Dar'shun Kendrick (@DarshunKendrick) January 20, 2021
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