After taking oath as the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has said, "This is America's Day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope."
Speaking of the challenges that his administration will face, including the pandemic and the rise of "white supremacy", Biden says he will "confront and we will defeat" each obstacle.
He repeats his campaign vow to "restore the soul of the future of America," but says doing so "requires so much more than words".
"Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested and it has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate a triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy," he added, BBC reports.
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"We learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile and at this moment, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden says.
"Now, on this hallowed ground, where just a few days ago violence sought to shake the Capitol's very foundation, we come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, to carry out the peaceful transfer of power as we have for more than two centuries."
Newly minted President Joe Biden referenced the current plight of America during his inaugural address, noting that the country has "much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain."
He is speaking from the spot that two weeks ago was overrun by a pro-Trump mob as the Capitol was stormed.