Joe Biden returns to Washington DC to be sworn in as the 46th US President

Washington: Four years after he left the Beltway for his hometown in Delaware, Joe Biden returned to Washington DC a day before his swearing-in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday with the message of unity and the enormous task of healing a bitterly divided country.

“I am honoured to be your next President and Commander in Chief,” Biden, 78, told his fellow Delawarians before boarding a private plane for Joint Air Force Base Andrews on his way to Washington DC.

“I will always be a proud son of the state of Delaware,” he said.

In public life for nearly five decades ever since he was elected as the youngest United States Senator from Delaware in 1973, Biden noted that history is in the making as he will be sworn in as the President and Indian-origin Kamala Harris as the Vice President.

“My family and I, about to return again to Washington, to meet a Black woman of South Asian descent, to be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States,” Biden said.

Kamala, 56, will be the first ever woman Vice President and also the first African American and India-origin person to occupy the second most powerful position in the U.S. Asianet Online