Here are things to know for Thursday, Jan. 21:
1. ‘My whole soul is in it’: Read Biden’s inaugural address as the 46th president
President Joe Biden’s inaugural address Wednesday, as provided by CQ Transcripts:
Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris.
Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a Crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge.
Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded. We’ve learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.