The President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, landed at Andrews military base near Washington on Tuesday ahead of his inauguration tomorrow.
The future president, of 78 years, said goodbye with tears to the residents of the state of Delaware, where he resides, before flying to the city where he served for decades as a senator for that state and then for eight years as vice president of Barack Obama.
Biden Returns a Washington transformed by the pandemic and by an extraordinary security operation after the siege of the January 6 to the United States Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump , who will break with generations of protocol and will not attend the swearing-in of his successor on Wednesday.
Biden gave a short speech before heading to the capital American, where he departed in a private plane, instead of in one of the Government, as is the tradition for elected presidents, according to the chain CNN.
”I will always be a proud child of the state of Delaware (. ..). When I die, Delaware will be written in my heart ”, said an emotional Biden to those who had gathered to see him off at the airport in the town of New Castle .
Biden’s first act in Washington will take place this Tuesday afternoon starting at 17: 00 (22: 00 GMT), when Harris and he will participate in a ceremony of tribute to the victims of the covid – 19 in the country, where the pandemic has left already more than 1963. 00 0 dead.
In that ceremony, will illuminate the outline of the reflecting pool located in front of the Lincoln Memorial , one of the most iconic of the capital and where Martin Luther King gave his famous speech “I have a dream” (“I have a dream”) in 1963.