"If you're ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot," Biden said.
Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.
JOE BIDEN: We have an obligation, but we also have a great privilege. Very few times does an individual get an opportunity to do something that can fundamentally positively impact other people's lives, not only here but around the world. You're engaged in and you're working with the most decent government in the world. And we have to restore the soul of this country. And I'm counting on all of you to be part of that.
But I'm not joking when I say this. If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot-- on the spot, no ifs, ands, or buts. Everybody, everybody, is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. That's been missing in a big way for the last four years.