Former president Barack Obama congratulated his “friend” Joe Biden on Twitter, saying “this is your time”.
Biden served as Vice President in Obama’s administration. Obama is slated attend the swearing in ceremony set to begin shortly at the Capitol.
Sharing a picture of the pair, Obama wrote on Twitter;
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden’s motorcade has arrived at the US Capitol ahead of his inauguration. Congressional leaders are expected to greet him upon his entrance to the Capitol building.
Vice-President elect Kamala Harris has also reached the venue. Senator Mitch McConell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are also present.