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Joe Biden sworn in as president

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Joe Biden took the oath of office on Wednesday, making him the 46th president of the United States.

Video Transcript

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., do solemnly swear,

JOE BIDEN: I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear,

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: That I will faithfully execute,

JOE BIDEN: That I will faithfully execute,

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: The Office of President of the United States,

JOE BIDEN: Office of President of the United States,

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: And will, to the best of my ability,

JOE BIDEN: And will, to the best of my ability,

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: Preserve, protect, and defend,

JOE BIDEN: Preserve, protect, and defend,

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: The Constitution of the United States.

JOE BIDEN: The Constitution of the United States.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: So help you, God.

JOE BIDEN: So help me, God.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President.

[APPLAUSE]