Biden Heads to Washington as Trump Completes Final Full Day in Office

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The future president and first lady are traveling to Washington D.C. ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. 

President Trump is working on his final full day in office as he prepares to leave the White House.

Outside the White House, a Marine stands guard, a sign he is working in the Oval Office during the final hours of his presidency.

President Trump is expected to issue more than one hundred pardons and commutations.

A source close to the process says dozens of the final acts of clemency were championed by criminal justice reform advocates.

The Senate, meanwhile, is holding confirmation hearings for Biden cabinet nominees, including two who will be key to the new administration’s efforts to confront domestic extremism.

One of them is Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Alejandro Mayorkas.

“I will do everything i can to ensure that the tragic loss of life, the assault of law enforcement, the desecration of the building that stands as one of the three pillars of our democracy, the terror that you felt, your colleagues, your staff, and everyone present, will not happen again,” he said during the hearings.

The other is Director of National Intelligence Nominee Avril Haines. 

“When it comes to intelligence, there is simply no place for politics ever,” she said. 

After a transition delayed by the Trump administration, Biden’s administration will have no confirmed cabinet members by Inauguration Day.

“I am concerned about this delay. and it is why the Senate is going to need to move very quickly to confirm these individuals,” said Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen.

The President-Elect, meanwhile, is making a trip he’s made many times before.

“This is kind of emotional for me” he explained, because this time it’s to take over the presidency.