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Joe Biden to swear-in as the 46th President of US today

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Joe Biden to swear-in as the 46th President of US today

Washington: The President-elect Joe Biden is all set to take oath as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, with a great responsibility to head world’s biggest power. The US candidate who has set high expectations, will be accompanied by Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, the first-ever woman Vice President and also the first African American and India-origin person to occupy the second most powerful position in the US.

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Joe Biden made his return to Washington DC just a day before his swearing-in ceremony. He came back four years after he left the Beltway for his hometown in Delaware. Before boarding a private plane for Joint Air Force Base Andrews on his way to Washington DC, Biden said, ‘I am honoured to be your next President and Commander in Chief. I will always be a proud son of the state of Delaware.”

He also thanked the residents of his home state Delaware.

“My fellow Delawareans, on behalf of the entire Biden family, we will never be able to fully express what you mean to us. In our family, the values we share, the character we strive for, the way we view the world — it all comes from the home, from Delaware,” Biden said before he departed from his hometown for the national capital.

“The state that gave my mother and father home and a livelihood when they needed it the most. The state that made my brothers and sister and I understand that we could do whatever we dreamed. That gave me a chance when I was just a kid, and elected me and believed in me ever since,” he further said.

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To note, he was elected as the youngest United States Senator from Delaware in 1973, and now he is once again writing history by taking up the most powerful office in the world.

Talking about Kamala Harris as Vice President, he said, “My family and I, about to return again to Washington, to meet a Black woman of South Asian descent, to be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States.”

The 56-year-old, Harris will be the first-ever woman Vice President and also the first African American and India-origin person to occupy the second most powerful position in the US.

During his short speech, Biden became emotional, “This is kind of emotional,” Biden said as we wiped a tear from his eye, “It’s deeply personal that our journey to Washington starts here,” he said, talking about the national guard building named after his son Beau.

Reminiscing his first meeting with former US president Barack Obama, Biden said that 12 years ago Obama, a Black man, greeted him at the train platform before he became his Vice President, and now he departs to “meet a Black woman of South Asian descent” to become President and Vice President.

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