“We are working quickly to undo the damage of the last four years,” Biden said in a statement. “It will take some time, but that work is already underway.”
Unity was welcomed, but not at all mandatory.
Biden’s response to the pandemic and the recession has been methodical and largely without major political hiccup, but the two remaining crises will be much tougher to solve.
Joe Biden gave the most forthright antiwar argument of any post-9/11 president. Then he spared the broader War on Terror from its implications.
The Great Society, however noble, failed to fix poverty and racism—and Biden faces some of the same perils.
Biden signed an order Friday to eliminate restrictions on entry for refugees from several war-torn countries, but did not fulfill his promise to raise Trump-era caps on admissions.
Police union stakeholders have already marked the issue of rolling back qualified immunity as a red line.