close Video Heightened security presence in DC ahead of presidential inauguration Former homicide detective Ted Williams joins ‘America’s News HQ’ The guest list for the presidential inauguration scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. this Wednesday will be scaled back amid both the coronavirus pandemic, as well as beefed-up security measures put in place two weeks after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Like in past ceremonies, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are expected to be sworn in on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, where they will both take their oaths of office. This year, members of the 117th Congress will be given only a plus-one. GOP SENATORS TO ATTEND BIDEN INAUGURATION WEDNESDAY AFTER OBJECTING TO HIS ELECTORAL COLLEGE WIN “I’m not afraid of taking the oath outside,” Biden told reporters on Jan. 11, speaking from a hospital in Newark, Del., where he received his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. President Trump will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson not to attend his successor’s inauguration. Traditionally, the incoming and outgoing presidents ride to the U.S. Capitol together on Inauguration Day for the ceremony to symbolize a peaceful transition of power. “To all of… Read full this story
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