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Clyburn: Majority of Biden's inauguration will likely be virtual
{p}The co-chair of Joe Biden's inauguration committee says the Jan. 20 event will be a mix of in-person ceremony and virtual festivities. (Photo: CNN){/p}

The co-chair of Joe Biden's inauguration committee says the Jan. 20 event will be a mix of in-person ceremony and virtual festivities.

House Majority Whip and South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn says it will likely be 75-80 percent virtual.

He said he hopes Biden will be celebrated on a larger scale on Independence Day.

"We are going to discourage anything that could be a spreader. We are going to say to people, please, follow our example. What I'm hopeful is that we will have the swearing in and, maybe if we can get this virus under control, have a big celebration of this country's liberty on July 4th," he said. "Have this president at that time, President Joe Biden, celebrate his ascendance into the presidency during the July 4th celebration down at the Mall. Hopefully things will be under control then, vaccines will be widespread, people will have gotten beyond this pandemic and we can go back to some modicum of normalcy and have a big celebration of Joe Biden's presidency."

Clyburn added that the inauguration will be similar to how the Democratic National Convention was conducted.

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