Submitted on Friday, 1/22/2021, at 11:19 AM

Warren, longtime Chicago journalist and current executive editor of NewsGuard, appeared on the WGN9 Morning News on Jan. 21 to discuss key points from the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 

Warren talked about the “not so peaceful transfer of power” between the Trump and Biden administrations and the virtual, rather than in-person, format of some parts of the inauguration. He said Biden “symbolized, in theory, a return to normalcy”--but he also pointed out some exciting “firsts” in the ceremony, such as the swearing-in of Harris (the first female, first African American and first Indian American U.S. vice president) “by the first Latina Supreme Court justice, using the bible of the first African American justice.”  Warren then outlined the big questions of the start of Biden’s term, regarding coronavirus relief, Trump’s second impeachment and the widespread (but “absolutely dead wrong”) belief that Biden’s election victory was illegitimate.    

He closed by praising the “astonishing grace” of 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, whose poetry reading at the inauguration “really gives one hope about the future, if there are young people like that out there.”