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The White House subsequently tweeted a photo of Biden sending her inaugural tweet from an iPad.

Lawmakers, including Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), welcomed Biden to the social media network.


Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObama to travel to South Pacific island to work on memoir: report Obama and Trump haven’t talked since inauguration For Democrats, no clear leader MORE initially joined Twitter under her personal name in January 2012, in an account created by the Obama campaign. In January of this year, her office set up an official handle — @FLOTUS — for her White House duties.

Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: I regret not being president Biden: 'McCain is right: Need select committee' for Russia With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE joined Twitter in July 2011; President Obama announced he would begin personally tweeting from his account a month earlier.