Ayyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Joesph Robinette Biden jr. And Kamala Harris will begin his term as the 46th president on January 20, when he is scheduled to be sworn into office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. This inauguration will be different.
20,000 National Guard troops are expected to be in Washington before Inauguration Day, according to acting D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III. The Capitol is surrounded by fencing and, in an unprecedented move, the National Park Service has decided to temporarily close the Mall for nearly a week.
Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning before Biden is sworn in, according to a senior administration official. Trump’s presidency ends at exactly 12 p.m eastern time.
Some events such as a military escort to the White House are expected to occur in a smaller and potentially distant form. Other celebratory components will be virtual, drawing inspiration from the Democratic National Convention’s online event. Here’s a look at what is known so far.
10:30 a.m.: The inaugural ceremonies begin on the West Front of the Capitol. Biden will be sworn into office and deliver an inaugural address.
After 2:00 p.m.: President Biden and Vice President Harris will visit Arlington National Cemetery with their spouses to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
3:00 p.m.: Biden will be escorted to the White House will every branch of the military represented. The escort will be followed by a “Parade Across America,” a virtual parade organized by Biden’s presidential inaugural committee.
8:30 p.m.: Tom Hanks will host a 90 minute primetime program, including remarks from Biden and performances by Ant Clemons, John Legend, Demi Lovato and others.
Biden and Kamala D. Harris are slated to be sworn in during a ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol, according to the JCCIC.
Biden’s PIC said he will give an inaugural address from the platform that has been built there for the ceremony. Attendance, which will be limited, will include other elected officials.