Posted by Joe Scarborough on Wednesday, December 07, 2017 05:26:30With President Donald Trump set to be inaugurated tomorrow, and former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush also scheduled to appear in Washington on Friday, it’s safe to say the first president to visit the White House on his way out the door would be President Joe Biden.
Biden is currently scheduled to travel to Ohio on Friday night and return to the state on Saturday morning.
While that might seem like an odd pairing, Biden’s son Beau Biden has said he wants to be on the trip, and the vice president himself tweeted on Tuesday that he is “willing to do it.”
While Biden’s scheduled visit will be his first in the White Senate, his administration is already planning a trip to Colorado and New Mexico to address the opioid crisis.
During his campaign, Biden promised to expand access to health care for veterans.
He is also a proponent of a “Medicare for all” system.
So why hasn’t Joe Biden been in Washington for his inauguration?
Well, as we noted in our recent series on the history of inauguration dates, some presidents have waited until their first inauguration to attend their first day in the Oval Office.
In 1793, President John Adams was the first to take office on January 1.
However, the first President to take the oath of office was George Washington on January 6, 1789.
After the swearing in ceremony, President Jefferson Davis and Vice President Alexander Hamilton were sworn in on January 10, 1801.
Then on February 2, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as President.
In the end, President Donald J. Trump is the only president to have taken the oath at the inauguration on January 20, 2019.