President-elect Biden could not have huge crowds at his coronavirus-limited inauguration, however he will not be missing for star energy.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee introduced Thursday that pop star Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem and Jennifer Lopez will carry out a musical quantity on the Capitol ceremony subsequent week.
Other members will embody Father Leo J. O’Donovan, a Jesuit priest and former Georgetown University president, who will lead the invocation, and Andrea Hall, the primary Black girl to be named captain with the South Fulton Fire and Rescue Department in Georgia, who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
There can even be a poetry studying by Amanda Gordon, the first-ever nationwide Youth Poet Laureate. The Rev. Silvester Beaman, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Del., will conduct the benediction.
In making the announcement, the CEO of the inaugural committee, Tony Allen, stated that the members “signify one clear image of the grand range of our nice nation and can assist honor and have fun the time-honored traditions of the presidential inauguration as President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris take the oath of workplace on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.”
The announcement notes that Lady Gaga “labored carefully with President-elect Biden’s ‘It’s On Us’ marketing campaign to handle sexual assault on school campuses” throughout the Obama-Biden administration, and that Lopez and her associate, former baseball participant Alex Rodriguez, “have been outspoken concerning the disproportionate affect of coronavirus on Latinos and the necessity to comprise the virus, rebuild the economic system, and unify the nation.”
Allen stated the group can also be dedicated to the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect’s “steadfast imaginative and prescient of a brand new chapter in our American story wherein we’re an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges dealing with our individuals, unifying the nation, and restoring the soul of our nation.”
The ceremony can be held on Jan. 20 on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. It can be simply two weeks after the Capitol was ransacked by a pro-Trump mob looking for to cease the counting of Electoral College votes exhibiting Biden and Harris gained the election.
The Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court throughout the road are actually surrounded by non-scalable fencing with troops stationed in and across the buildings. Trump grew to become the primary president to be impeached twice Wednesday due to his actions main as much as the violence Jan. 6.
Attendance on the inauguration can be restricted with members of Congress being given only one ticket due to the coronavirus. In addition, native authorities leaders are urging individuals to not come to Washington that day due to threats of violence, following final week’s storming of the Capitol.