Here’s What You *Didn’t* See on Television During President Biden’s Inauguration
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were officially sworn into office during today’s inauguration.
During the event, there were a bunch of behind-the-scenes moments that didn’t make the cut on TV and livestreams.
Finally—after four incredibly long (and at points, painful) years, we can look ahead to a brand-new administration taking over the White House and restoring order to American government! A certain orange man has left the building so President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris can officially get to work. But between all the marching, musical performances, and speeches, there’s actually a TON of stuff that happened behind the scenes that didn’t make it to your television or livestream. Let’s dive into it, shall we?
Bernie Sanders re-wore his famous jacket from the “I am once again asking…” memes.
Wait, is Bernie is wearing the same jacket from his meme at the inauguration? pic.twitter.com/q0DtVNpZbB
— Alan Johnson (@TheAlanJohnson) January 20, 2021
— Cancel Cultural Attache (@Amanda_Kerri) January 20, 2021
Bernie also wore the cutest lil mittens.
Bernie dressed to stand on line at the post office. pic.twitter.com/tVgFQisnWy
— Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) January 20, 2021
Jen Ellis, the Vermont-based designer of the mittens, said she made Bernie’s pair from repurposed wool sweaters and fleece made from plastic bottles. Eco-chic!! (And yes, Jen is taking orders, in case you wanna grab a pair for yourself.)
I made Bernie’s mittens as a gift a couple years ago. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece (made from recycled plastic bottles). #BerniesMittens pic.twitter.com/lTXFJvVy9V
— Jen Ellis (@vtawesomeness) January 21, 2020
Elizabeth Warren showed major love to Planned Parenthood.
It’s called a statement scarf, look it up.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wearing practical puffy coats to the inauguration is extremely on-brand. pic.twitter.com/5tEZUgTrpr
— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) January 20, 2021
People lowkey thought Prince William and Kate Middleton scored an invite to the inauguration.
I mean, this woman’s eyes and hair look very Kate, don’t you think?
not me momentarily thinking this was Kate and Will at the Inauguration... I need more coffee pic.twitter.com/VgjZMONVX9
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 20, 2021
Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman escorted Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.
As a reminder, Eugene Goodman is the Capitol officer who did his duty by holding off rioters during the pro-Trump insurrection of the U.S. Capitol building two weeks ago.
And there is Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, escorting VP-elect @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/AHOf3bKCve
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 20, 2021
Barack Obama told Kamala Harris how proud he is of her.
“So proud of you,” Barack told Kamala before the proceedings, according to Nicholas Fandos, congressional correspondent for the New York Times.
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