Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:
“Today, I join my colleagues and Americans across our great nation to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
With their oaths of office, they affirm to uphold the words of our Constitution, the laws of our nation, and the values that make us all Americans. And in these challenging times, they commit themselves to lead a nation in need of leadership, to end a pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives, to restore our standing and respect on the world stage, and to continue in our pursuit of a more perfect union.
In the shadow of the Capitol dome, which just two weeks ago was assaulted in an attempt to overthrow our very democracy, President Biden and Vice President Harris will demonstrate to the world that America is dedicated to the peaceful transfer of power, one of the greatest features of our republic, and to meeting the challenges of the day.
I am ready to work with the President and Vice President, and I know that our efforts must start immediately. Together, we begin that shared purpose of unifying, healing, and building our country back better than ever before.”