President-elect Joe Biden is expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, hours before he will be sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States.
Upon his arrival in Washington, Biden will be greeted with a scene no other president-elect has faced ahead of their inauguration. The area surrounding Capitol Hill and the White House is currently heavily fortified and full of federal law enforcement agents due to threats of violence prompted by the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Are you going to watch the inauguration? Voting has closed for this poll — here are the results:
- 65% voted no
- 35% voted yes
When President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office on Wednesday, the crowd before them will be significantly pared down. Supporters have been asked to watch the ceremony from home, the National Mall will be closed, and the audience is expected to largely consist of lawmakers and their guests.
President Donald Trump has also said he will not attend the ceremony, breaking with a 152-year tradition. The last president who refused to attend a successor’s inauguration was Andrew Johnson in 1869.
Watch for another poll this Wednesday afternoon that we will follow and review starting at News5 at 4 p.m.
Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.