WASHINGTON D.C. — Wyoming officials are recognizing the inauguration of the newest president of the United States of America.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President today in Washington D.C. saying that, “democracy has prevailed” in a speech following his inauguration.
According to the Associated Press, Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. The chilly Washington morning was dotted with snow flurries, but the sun emerged just before Biden took the oath of office, the quadrennial ceremony persevering even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, who voted to challenge the results of the election, said on Twitter, “Today we get to witness a ceremony foundational to our Republic: the peaceful transition of power.”
Today we get to witness a ceremony foundational to our Republic: the peaceful transition of power. Our nation & state face significant challenges right now and I’m ready to get to work. I urge all WY citizens to join me in praying for our nation & our President. #InaugurationDay
— Senator Cynthia Lummis (@SenLummis) January 20, 2021
Representative Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, said in a statement, “The peaceful transfer of power in this great nation is, as Ronald Reagan said, both miraculous and commonplace. President Biden and Vice President Harris have the prayers and hope of the entire nation with them as they take office today.”
Meanwhile, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso has not made a statement, but re-tweeted a post by the Senate Republicans, congratulating Biden.
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