Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021, will be protected by some of the most heightened security in the history of inaugurations. The country was rocked on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob of rioters broke into the Capitol building, looking for members of Congress. This event has led to Capitol police greatly increasing their presence in Washington, D.C., ahead of the swearing-in of President Biden.
The country is more divided than ever, with more than half of Republicans in polling stating that they don’t believe Biden is the legitimate winner of the 2020 election. However, Donald Trump’s legal team was unable to ever produce any evidence to back their claims of voter fraud. Evidence or not, millions of Americans now believe that the 2020 election was somehow stolen.
This creates a serious rift for the incoming president to heal. Biden has promised to address the twin crises facing the nation: the COVID-19 disaster and the economic fallout that has resulted from it. However, he is also aware of a third problem facing the country: a deep partisan divide what may never heal.