Today with a heavy National Guard troop presence in D.C., the United States of America transferred power from Donald Trump, the 45th president, to Joe Biden, the 46th president.
This edition of Crosstalk looked at the events of the day. Jim played the audio of President Trump’s farewell address, his brief comments just before boarding Air Force One to head to Florida, the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and a brief excerpt from Biden’s acceptance speech.
Other items of interest noted by Jim:
- Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not want President Trump to involve the military concerning violence perpetrated by Black Lives Matter protests, she requested that National Guard troops be sent to D.C., even requesting crew manned machine guns, for inauguration security purposes.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused religious Americans who cast votes for President Trump and basically selling America out over the issue of abortion.
- Senator Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to blame President Trump for provoking an insurrection.
- NARAL Pro-Choice America hopes there are big plans for reproductive freedom in 2021.
There’s additional content as well which includes input from Crosstalk listeners nationwide.