Pence departs the Capitol as a former vice-president
In his last act as president, Donald Trump pardoned Albert Pirro Jr., the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, in the last hour of his presidency. Pirro was convicted of conspiracy and tax evasion.
Pirro appears to be the person on Trump’s long list of pardons that he has granted within the last 24 hours. Pirro joins 73 others, including Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne, whose loyalty to Trump has paid off in forgiveness for federal crimes.
Just minutes before Joe Biden became president of the United States, Trump landed in Palm Beach, Florida, after giving a farewell speech at Joint Base Andrews.
Kamala Harris was just sworn in as vice president, officially making her the first woman, Black American and Asian American to hold the title.
People around the country celebrated her swearing-in, noting the moment marks many firsts in American history.
That supreme court justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and woman of color to serve on the court, administered Harris’ oath added another layer of poignancy to the occasion.
Perhaps the reaction from those celebrating the moment in history can be summed up by Barack Obama exclaiming “Alright!” after Harris finished saying her oath.
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Biden sworn in as president
Harris is sworn in as vice-president