US President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2021 [Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS]
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States just before Noon EST (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday and then delivered his inaugural address, asking Americans to put their differences aside amid the pandemic and deep political divisions.
“At this time in this place let’s start afresh. All of us must begin to listen to one another again, to hear one another, see one another, show respect to one another,” Biden said.
Here is the full transcript of Biden’s inaugural address:
Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished