Michigan lawmakers react to Biden Inauguration, Trump departure

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President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden participate in a COVID-19 memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (WLNS)—A running post of Michigan lawmakers reacting and sharing their thoughts today as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the oath of office, and become the President and Vice President of the United States. Also their reaction to the departure of President Trump, who has officially left the nation’s capital, en route to Florida.

“It was such an honor to witness history today as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office. The peaceful transfer of power is at the core of American democracy. Despite the events of these past weeks, today’s ceremony affirmed that the fabric of our country is strong. I intend to do everything in my power to help the Biden Administration bring our country together, combat the pandemic, get Americans back to work, and strengthen our democracy for our children and grandchildren.”

US Senator Debbie Stabenow

“It was an honor to attend the 59th presidential inauguration today and I am thankful to the men and women of law enforcement and the military who helped ensure this was a safe event,” said Moolenaar. “Congratulations to President Biden, and also to Vice President Harris on her historic swearing-in. I wish them the best as they lead our nation and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the challenges facing our country. As soon as possible, we must defeat the virus, safely re-open the economy, and create a more prosperous nation for all Americans.”

Congressman John Moolenaar

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