President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday in a scaled-back ceremony at the US Capitol.
Harris will make history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president.
January, 20 2021 - 10:44 PM
Kamala Harris takes the oath
Kamala Harris has just taken the oath of office.
At noon ET, Harris will officially become the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president.
She was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
January, 20 2021 - 10:39 PM
Biden will be sworn in using family Bible that he also used in 2009 and 2013
When Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, it’s expected he’ll have his hand where it has been every time he’s taken an oath of office before – on the Biden family Bible.
The Bible is five inches thick, features a Celtic cross on the cover, and has been in the Biden family since 1893.
Biden used the Bible each time he took the oath as vice president and for each of his seven Senate swearings-in, starting in 1973. The Bible was used during his swearing-in as Vice President in 2009 and 2013.
In 2009, Biden’s final oath in the Senate was delayed when the Bible couldn’t be located, the Wilmington News Journal reported. Beau Biden, Biden’s son who died in 2015, also used the Bible when he was sworn in as attorney general of Delaware in 2007.
January, 20 2021 - 10:22 PM
Joe Biden has arrived on stage
US President-elect Joe Biden was just introduced for his inauguration at the US Capitol and is set to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
He followed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Supreme Court justices at the event.
Chief Justice John Roberts will swear-in Biden.
January, 20 2021 - 10:20 PM
President Trump watched inauguration proceedings on his way to Florida
incumbent US President Trump kept an eye on the inauguration proceedings on his way to Palm Beach, a person on board the flight told he CNN.
The Trumps walked off Air Force One shortly after Vice President Mike Pence walked in to the ceremony at the US Capitol, where Joe Biden is about to be sworn in.
January, 20 2021 - 10:15 PM
Harris arrives for her swearing-in
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was just introduced at the inauguration ceremony. She's being escorted by Capitol Police office Eugene Goodman, who has been hailed as a hero after video emerged of him guiding the violent mob away from the Senate chamber during the Capitol riot.
Harris is taking her seat alongside her husband, Doug Emhoff.
Harris will soon take the oath of office, becoming the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president.
January, 20 2021 - 10:10 PM
Pence arrives at the ceremony
US Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the inauguration ceremony.
President Trump is not there. He is the first outgoing president to skip his replacement's inauguration in more than 150 years.
January, 20 2021 - 10:06 PM
US Supreme Court justices arrived at the Capitol
The Supreme Court justices were just introduced at the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol.
Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Kamala Harris as Vice President.
January, 20 2021 - 10:00 PM
Former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush have arrived
Former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were just introduced at the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol.
Moments later, Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were also announced.
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are also at the Capitol for the event.
Former President Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former President, is not expected to attend today's ceremony.
President Trump left the White House earlier this morning and will also not attend Biden's inauguration.
January, 20 2021 - 09:45 PM
Lawmakers are starting to take their seats ahead of the inauguration
US Senate leaders were just announced at the US Capitol, and senators then took their seats ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden.
A band is playing as other lawmakers and VIPs make their way to their seats at the Capitol, reports CNN.
Usually, crowds of supporters would be gathered on the National Mall, but today — due to coronavirus and security concerns — the Mall is filled with American flags instead.
Biden is set to take the oath of office at noon, officially becoming the 46th president of the US.