As President Joe Biden took the oath of office today, most members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation attended President Joe Biden’s inauguration—including three Republican members who voted on Jan. 6 against certifying the new president’s victory in two swing states as part of former President Donald Trump’s last ditch attempt to hold onto power.
President Joe Biden is dissolved the 1776 Commission, a group that includes ex-Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. Former President Donald Trump appointed the committee late last year, tasking them with formulating a national plan for “patriotic education.”
Today, Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States—the first woman, the first person of South Asian descent, and the first African American to do so. Harris also became the first vice president to have graduated from a historically black college or university. However, the vice presidency itself has traditionally been a relatively insignificant position, though the office has become more influential in recent years.