Joe Biden's full speech after becoming president-elect

The former vice president said, "This is a time for America to heal."
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Transcript for Joe Biden's full speech after becoming president-elect
And it is noon. My great honor. Yeah. United states of them. Event snow. Joseph Robinette Biden junior. Joseph Biden come layers first brought together. Thank you by his late Sunday. Service turning to. Population tested during the campaign she went on the attack during the first. To say they overcame. Tonight she celebrates. Being the first one. The United States. Okay and I. Why fellow Americans. The in. But did little Broadwind and dance. Delaware news. I. I see my body. Time senator Tom Carper down there and I think. I think senator cruises there and I think the governors around. Is that Roseanne. And and former governor then owner. Most importantly my sisters in law my sister Valerie that anyway. The people of this nation I've spoken. They've delivered us a clear victory. But convincing victory. A victory. Four. We the people. We want with the most votes ever cast some presidential ticket and it didn't. I. When I must admit a surprise me. Tonight. We're seeing all over this nation all cities in all parts of the country indeed across the world. An outpouring of juror Apollo renewed today and tomorrow will bring a better day. Okay. I'm Rob Lowe. By the trust and confidence. You've placed in me. By pledged to be a president. Who seeks not to divine. But unified. Who doesn't see red states and Blue States. Only sees the united status. I. Worked my car. With the conference. Of the whole people to win the confidence of all news. And for that. Is what America I believe is about. It's about people. And that's what our administration really all about. I sought this office to restore the soul of America. To rebuild the backbone. Of this nation the middle class. You make America respected around the world again. Unite us here at hello. It's yeah my lifetime. It's so many millions of Americans have voted for that vision. And not the worker making that vision Israel today it's a task the task of our time. Folks. As I said many times before. I'm Joe's husband. Nappy haired. Throughout their love and tireless support. The jail. And my son hunter and actually my daughter and all our grandchildren. Below our friend who. Hit my heart. She doesn't love a military mom and educator. She has dedicated her life to education. But Gigi is it just as she does what it sushi days. For American educators is a great day for you all. I good. And what are your own the White House. Did you know legitimate get great First Lady I'm so proud of your. And I. Love me. We are certainly the fantastic vice president he has served from Tom Myers. And I. He makes history as the first woman first black who were the first woman from South Asian descent. The first daughter and hundreds. Ever elected in this country. Oh. Possible United States. We're not. Of those who flock still hard for show many years to make this happen. Once again. Americas bank the arc of the moral universe more Jordan justice. Probably dubbed. Like it or not. Your friendly. You become very bright and there's no way out. Well I love you volunteered. And worked the polls. In the middle is pandemic. Local elected officials. You deserve a special thanks from the entire nation. Stairs. Gave so much of themselves to make this move possible. I told you I know you might show you everything. All clothes who support us. I'm proud of the campaign we build Rand. I'm proud of the coalition he put together. The broadest and most diverse coalition initially. Democrats. Republicans independents progressives moderates conservatives. Not all her friends of Barbara Guerrero. Gay straight Chan gender white Latino Asian. American. I'm created. Especially those moments. Especially those who was in his campaign that is low is that the African American community stood. We're in season. I don't know. I. I sit at the outset. I wanted to represent this campaign to represented and what looked like America. We've done. Not a drug administration looked like and act like love. Who voted for president trouble understanding discipline midnight. I've lost a couple times myself but now. Let's give each other a chase. It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric. Lower the temperature. See each other again listen to each other again. And make progress we have to stop treating your opponents as our enemies they aren't our enemies there Americans. There are Americans. The Bible tells us to everything there is a season. But time did well timed a limited time is so and it's time to hail this is a time did it on America. At. Now this camp haze over. What is the will of people. What is already day. I believe it's this. America called upon us to Marshal the forces of decency. The forces of fairness. To Marshall horse of science. And the forces of Apollo. In the great battles of our time. The brother control a virus. The battle to build trust mariner. About how secure. Your family's health care. The battle achieve racial justice and root out systemic racism in this country. To save our planet by getting climb under control. The battle restore decency defend democracy. And give everybody in his country a fair shot that's all they are asking for a fair shot. Brooks. Our ordinary gadget getting takeover under control. We cannot hurt the economy restore vitality. A relish life's most precious moments bug in our grandchildren and our children our birthdays weddings graduation. All along with -- matter most of us until we get it under control. Well money. Parliamentary. Approval leads scientists and experts as transition advisory. To help. Today at the Biden Harris color planning converter. Into action blueprint that will start on January the twentieth. Wanted what they want. That's plan will be built on bedrock science. We'll be constructed out of compassion. Ever think insert. I will spare no effort and I'm. Or any commitment get. To turnaround this pandemic. Folks. I'm a proud Democrat. But I hope. Governor as an American president. I'll work as hard. For those who didn't vote for me as those who day. Let his Clinton Era. Demonization. And America. Big gang gang here and now. But Democrats and Republicans the cooperative on another it's got some mysterious forest beyond our control it's a decision. A choice we made. To begin deciding not to cooperate then we can decide to cooperate. I way. That this is part of the mandate. Given to a certain American people de want us to cooperate. In their interest. That's a choice cellmate. I'll call on congress. Democrats and Republicans alike to make that choice with me. The American story. Is about a slow yet steadily widening opportunities in America. And make helmets day. Germany dreams have been defer to law. We must make a promise of the country really for everybody. About a third race there as that city either today there identity. Or the disability. Cloudless. America. As always been shaped by inflection points. I'm moments in time. Remain hard decisions about Julio ha and what we wanted me. Late kid in AT sixty. Coming to save the union. FDR and deep thirty terror. Problems in the beleaguered country a new jail. Jack McKay. In 1960 pledging a new frontiers. And throughout the years ago. What Barack Obama made history told us. Yes we can't. We should the election for you. Given the opportunity to feed despair yet about the nation's prosperity and burgers. We can do it I know only game. I've not talked about the battle for the soul of America. We must restore. The soul of America or our nation each day by the constant battle between. Our better angels. Our darkest impulses. Telepresence today and has battled back. It's time for our better angels to prevail. Tonight the whole world is watching America. And I believe it our best. America as a beacon for the vote. Yeah name will lead not only by the example of our power. Apply them follow our example. Well it away. Here is today I've I believe we need to find America in one word. Possibilities. America. Everyone should be given an opportunity go as far as their dream. In god given ability we'll take you use change. I believe the possible reasons there's this country. We're always look. Early day. Can't do whatever it is clear more jobs. That put America crazy job with dignity and respect. That in America that cures diseases like dishes and calls on him. They hit North America never hurt me jedi won't be high. Had a very good in that error gives up never engaged today. It's always been a dad had to bet against America. We're good people this is the United States and our prayers has never been an. Any duty. Never been hanging me today they're not able to do what we've done together. The last days of the campaign. I began thinking about it ham. That means a lot to me in my family particularly my deceased son vote. It captures the Fey does sustains today which I believe sustains America. And a hollow. And open to provide some comfort and solace. The 230. Admitted thousand Americans. Who lost a loved what it is terrible buyers this year my heart goes out did you everyone have you. Hopefully this and gives you solace is well it goes like this. Annual raise you. On eagle's wings. Very wrong the birth of Dona. A big Puget Sound like the sun. And hold you in the palm of his hand. And I gather. On Eagles winning William Barr I work that god and his didn't call the closet do. With all hearts and steady advance. With faith in America need each other. With love of country a thirst for justice. Let us be that nation that we know we can be a nation United. Nations stressed. NIC hail. The United States American ladies and gentlemen there's no that never happened and we tribe and -- able to do. So remember and my grandpa Barbara probably seven I walked out of resolved. When I was a kid opens grand exit Joseph you keep the faith. 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