Joe Biden addresses the country for the very first time as its 46th president on Wednesday. Biden is talking at scaled-down event, until a split nation still reeling from the Jan. 6 riot about the Capitol along with the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed over 400,000 Americans.
NPR reporters in the Washington Desk and across the newsroom are providing live reality checks and analysis of Biden’s remarks. Watch the speech around 12 p.m. ET and read the annotations below.