Source: Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller And Alexandra Jaffe The Associated Press, globalnews.ca, January 21, 2020
“Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge,” Biden said.
Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.
With his hand on an heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the presidential oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon (1700 GMT), vowing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
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