"This is democracy's day. Democracy has prevailed."
President Joseph Biden, January 20, 2021
And with that, we have another successful, peaceful transition of power. President Joseph Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. And in a historic moment, Vice President Kamala Harris has become the first female vice president, first female head of the executive branch, first African-American vice president, first Indian-American vice-president.
The ceremony certainly looked differently. It was a recognition of the pandemic, a recognition of the insurrection, a recognition of our division. But it went ahead without interruption, without incident. President Biden, further, accomplished what he needed to do. A call for unity. A plea to the better angels of our nature.
We have seen over the past several days, weeks, and months that our democracy is fragile.
Today is a reminder that democracy stands. How long depends on us.
May God bless the President and Vice President of these United States.