Biden inauguration tomorrow with Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama in attendance

(1) Biden will be inaugurated tomorrow with Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama in attendance along with VP Pence

 

(2) President Trump expected to release pardons today

 

(3) three new Democratic senators will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon as Senate moves to 50-50 split

Biden will be inaugurated tomorrow with Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama in attendance along with VP Pence

“‘It doesn’t get more unique than this,’ said Julian Zelizer, a political history professor at Princeton University. ‘To have the combination of, before last week, just the inability to hold the number of traditions normally because you don’t want people together … and now added to that is a major national security threat. I think this is as unusual as we have seen and I think it has left all of the officials … unsure about exactly what to do,’ he said.” (The Hill)

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  • Although there will be no parade due to COVID-19, Biden will be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, as is traditionally done. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend as will VP Mike Pence.

 

 

President Trump expected to release pardons today

“Trump has been meeting with son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, both senior White House officials, to finalize a list of pardons he’ll issue in the final 24 hours of his presidency.” (The Hill)

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Three new Democratic senators will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon as Senate moves to 50-50 split

Senators-elect Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla will be sworn in Wednesday in the ‘late afternoon’ by incoming Vice President Kamala Harris, according to two sources familiar with the plan.” (NBC News)

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  • Three new Democratic Senators will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon by Kamala Harris, after she is sworn in as Vice President earlier in the day.

 

 

  • After tomorrow, the Senate will be split 50 Republicans to 50 Democrats, with Harris as the tie-breaking vote.