President-elect Joe Biden and future first lady Jill Biden thanked front-line workers in a pretaped segment for “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve,” telling host Ryan Seacrest the country “owed them for their service.”
“They did so much. They risked their lives, they’ve done so much for us and we owe them,” Joe Biden said.
“We’re so grateful for everything they did,” Jill Biden added. “You know, they left their families and their homes so that we could be safe and all Americans truly appreciate what they did for us.”
The Bidens talked about getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago and urged others to get the vaccine.
“I took it, it doesn’t hurt. I didn’t have any aftereffects,” Jill Biden said. “So, everybody has to take it so that we can all be safe.”
The president-elect also looked ahead to 2021, saying he was “absolutely confident” that the country will come back stronger than ever.