President Biden Hails ‘Democracy’s Day’ In Unprecedented Transfer Of Power

“Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew,” President Biden said in his inaugural address on Wednesday. “And America has risen to the challenge.”

Outgoing Vice President Pence was present for the inauguration of the 46th president. President Trump was not. He left the White House in the morning after an overnight issuance of commutations and pardons — including for Steve Bannon, his former adviser who was arrested on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

NPR’s Franco Ordonez reports on what President Biden did during his first day in office.

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