Bridges, most Metro stations reopen as DC lifts inaugural security measures

Most Metro stations and bridges leading into Washington reopened Thursday following an extensive security shutdown for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The U.S. Secret Service said the National Special Security Event that had been issued for the inauguration ended at noon Thursday. The District is gradually winding down security measures, though some Metro and road closures are likely to persist for the rest of the workweek.

D.C.’s public safety officials said at a briefing Thursday that National Guard troops from other states were starting to go home, but that the threats that led to a huge presence of troops and law enforcement hadn’t gone away.

“The threat of right-wing extremism is here” and will be “a persistent threat” to the District, said Chris Rodriguez, D.C.’s director of homeland security and emergency management.

Though most of the Guard members will make their way home over the days, roughly 7,000 troops are expected to stay in the region through the end of January at the request of some local law enforcement agencies that have asked for continued assistance, The Associated Press reported.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser requested 500 D.C. National Guard troops to be on standby until the end of the month.

The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency made Bowser’s and D.C. police’s request Thursday night to “bolster security response across the District from Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, January 30, 2021,” according to a document obtained by NBC Washington.

The requested troops would be trained in crowd management and control support, public safety through traffic control, access patrol, presence patrol and transportation security. They will work alongside D.C. police.

“The availability of these National Guard resources to assist the (D.C. police) would greatly enhance our ability to successfully accomplish our mission of securing the safety of the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

Most driving restrictions in the District have been rescinded, said Acting Police Chief Robert Contee, and they should all be gone by Friday morning, along with the barriers that restricted traffic in the center of the District for about a week.

While the barriers are being taken down, Mayor Muriel Bowser said she was looking for businesses to start taking down the boards that many put up in the wake of protests over the summer and earlier this month.

“We’re asking everyone join in” to pull down boards to get “back to some sense of normalcy,” Contee said.

Bowser added that “there may be” an order from the city government to take down boards that are impinging on public spaces.

All that said, it was “a very special day for our republic,” Bowser said.

D.C. Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, who attended as the mayor’s guest, said watching Harris take the oath of office as vice president “meant a lot to me.”

As of Wednesday night, three people have been arrested. One person was arrested on 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest for unregistered ammunition; another person was arrested on 12th Street and Independence Avenue Northwest, also for unregistered ammunition; and a third person was arrested on 19th and H streets Northwest for possession of a BB gun.

D.C. police, Capitol Police and U.S. Supreme Court Police responded to three bomb threats Wednesday morning that were cleared, with no threat found.

Law enforcement also investigated reports of suspicious packages and a suspicious vehicle. No hazards were found.

Metro

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, all except for four downtown stations had reopened following an extensive security shutdown.

Only the following Metro stations are still closed and not expected to reopen until Friday morning while inauguration cleanup continues:

  • Farragut North
  • Farragut West
  • McPherson Square
  • Metro Center

Bridges and roads

Drivers coming into D.C. will still have to navigate some road closures, though bridges over the Potomac reopened Thursday morning with some remaining exit restrictions.

  • 14th Street Bridge: Open, but traffic cannot exit at 14th Street Southwest or 12th Street Expressway and must stay on Interstate 395 North
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge: Open
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge: Open, but the exit to independence Avenue remains blocked
  • South Capitol Street/Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge: Open
  • 11th Street Bridge: Open
  • John Philip Sousa (Pennsylvania Avenue): Open
  • Key Bridge: Open.

Some road closures continue around downtown D.C. from the areas around the White House, the National Mall, stretching east to the Capitol.

“There are many blocks of busy K Street NW that remain barricaded off between Washington Circle and Mount Vernon Square,” WTOP traffic reporter Dave Dildine said. “The layers of security were a little stronger here since it’s well-known as an influential corridor that houses lobbyists and law firms, so the barricades will take a little more time to dismantle.”

The 3rd Street and 9th Street tunnels are open. Whitehurst Freeway has also reopened.

Rock Creek Parkway is open to southbound traffic heading beyond Virginia Avenue toward Memorial Bridge.

Most access to Independence and Maine avenues is still blocked near the Tidal Basin. Most of Constitution Avenue is open. Massachusetts Avenue in front of Union Station is open. All numbered streets across the National Mall are closed.

The National Mall itself may not fully reopen until Monday.

Below is a map of ongoing closures:

Crews started removing the barriers and fencing on major streets Wednesday night. Garages that were blocked as a precaution also reopened.

The expectation is that by Friday morning, the central business district will be back open.


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Fireworks cap off Biden inauguration

It was an inauguration like no other.

In a city on high alert, and amid a still-raging pandemic, Biden took the oath of office Wednesday, becoming the 46th U.S. president and declaring it a victory for “the cause of democracy.”

The swearing-in took place from the same U.S. Capitol steps overrun by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters exactly two weeks ago, seeking to disrupt lawmakers from formally counting the electoral votes that affirmed Biden’s victory in November’s presidential contest.

Leading up to Biden’s swearing-in, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on the high court, administered the oath of office to Harris shortly after 11:40 a.m. Harris takes office as the first woman, the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent to serve as U.S. vice president.

The official inauguration was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery before Biden headed to the White House.

In place of a traditional inaugural parade was the virtual “Parade Across America,” featuring performances from across the country.

The parade was followed by a prime-time special “Celebrating America.” Hosted by Tom Hanks, along with Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria, musical guests included Jon Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also recited a classic poem.

The day’s events ended with fireworks as singer Katy Perry performed her hit song “Firework.”

Fireworks light up the sky around the White House, Wednesday night, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, as part of the festivities after President Joe Biden was inaugurated today. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

WTOP’s Rick Massimo, Ian Crawford, Jack Moore and Dick Uliano, and The Associated Press, contributed to this report.

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William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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The 56 Pillars of Light tribute reflects on the Anacostia River at the end of Inauguration Day. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

The 56 Pillars of Light beam over the Potomac River as the smoke from inauguration fireworks clears. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks from the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fireworks behind the White House.
Fireworks are displayed over the White House as part of Inauguration Day ceremonies for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Fireworks light up the sky by the Washington Monument during inauguration ceremonies Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as part of the festivities after President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fireworks light up the sky by the Washington Monument during inauguration ceremonies Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, as seen from Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Katy Perry prepares to sing at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as part of the festivities after President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US President Joe Biden speaks during the “Celebrating America” inaugural program at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021, after being sworn in at the US Capitol earlier in the day. (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In this screengrab, Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

US President Joe Biden (C) stands with First Lady Jill Biden, daughter Ashley (C-R) and grandchildren (R) as he prepares to speak during the “Celebrating America” inaugural program at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021, after being sworn in at the US Capitol earlier in the day. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

In this screengrab, Jon Bon Jovi performs during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

In this screengrab, Cavanaugh Bell speaks during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

In this screengrab, Musical group Black Pumas perform during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

In this screengrab, Tom Hanks speaks during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

In this image from video, Bruce Springsteen performs during the Celebrating America event on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. (Biden Inaugural Committee via AP)

President Joe Biden hugs first lady Jill Biden as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk up the stairs as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrive to the White House after Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and family walk the abbreviated parade route after Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Members of a marching band walk the abbreviated parade route following the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden (C), Vice President Kamala Harris, and Major General Omar J. Jones salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery on January 20, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)

(L-R) Former US First Lady Michelle Obama former US President Barack Obama, former US First Lady Laura Bush, former US President George W. Bush, former US First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton arrive at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on January 20, 2021, for a wreath laying ceremony with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, as former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look on, January 20, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden’s motorcade arrives at Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after Biden’s Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden signs three documents including an inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations in the President’s Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris watches at right. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP)

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Vice President Kamala Harris bumps fists with President-elect Joe Biden after she was sworn in during the inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

(AP/JONATHAN ERNST)
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is seen following the inauguration of President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Goodman has been hailed as a hero for confronting the insurrectionists and leading them away from Senate chambers in the Jan. 6 Capitol Siege.(Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post/POOL)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former president Barack Obama hugs First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Former president Barack Obama hugs First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Former president Barack Obama gestures ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Country singer Garth Brooks sings “Amazing Grace” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

President Joe Biden hugs his wife Jill Biden and children Hunter and Ashely Biden after he is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Caroline Brehman/Pool Photo via AP)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: <> the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Garth Brooks arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Jennifer Lopez performs during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

Jennifer Lopez is escorted to the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

President-elect Joe Biden gestures as he arrives for his inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington./Pool Photo via AP)

Lady Gaga arrives to perform the National Anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Amy Klobucher, D-Minn., speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill step out to the portico to be sworn in as 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoffl, left, speak with former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence as they depart the Capitol after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden ceremony on the East Front of the Capitol at the conclusion of the inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoffl, left, speak with former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence as they depart the Capitol after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden ceremony on the East Front of the Capitol at the conclusion of the inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden’s inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Barack Obama greets Vice President-elect Kamala Harris ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S. and Kamala Harris became the first woman vice president. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden arrive at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol ahead of Biden’s inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. ((Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush look up to the crowd as they arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush look up to the crowd as they arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive at the steps of the U.S. Capitol for the start of the official inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Christine Alverno and her daughter Julia Crump, of Troy, Mich., try to get a glimpse of President-elect Joe Biden as he leaves an early morning church service, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Members of the U.S. Army Band wait before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool Photo via AP)

People crowd around a security fence near the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle where President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris attended a church service, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg stands with his husband Chasten Buttigieg and others before the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Security is set up along Pennsylvania Avenue before the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former MLB player Alex Rodriguez arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Lady Gaga arrives at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Doug Emhoff looks at his wife Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as they attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

National Guards walk to the Capitol Building as events get underway for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Marine One with President Donald Trump onboard leaves the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Passers-by watch as Marine-One carrying President Donald Trump and Melania Trump departs the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Joe Biden’s cousins Joe Blewitt with daughters Emily (L) and Lauren (R) pose for a photograph beside his mural in Ballina, Ireland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden’s great-great grandfather Patrick Blewitt was born in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1832. He left for the US in 1850, aged 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Marine One, carrying President Donald Trump and Melania Trump, departs the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

View of the US Capitol as the sun sets ahead of the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Riot fencing and razor wire reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. flags can be seen near the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on January 19, 2021, ahead of the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: The Capitol building is seen with decorative flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tight security measures are in place for Inauguration Day due to greater security threats after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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Fireworks behind the White House.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former president Barack Obama hugs First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoffl, left, speak with former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence as they depart the Capitol after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden ceremony on the East Front of the Capitol at the conclusion of the inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush look up to the crowd as they arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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