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Neb. and Iowa leaders react to and attend Biden/Harris Inauguration

Cindy Axne at Inauguration
Posted at 12:26 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:19:49-05

This is what Nebraska and Iowa leaders said about the Inauguration today. Plus, a bonus photo of the OPD detail in Washington D.C.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

U.S. Representative Cindy Axne

U.S Representative Don Bacon

“As I attended our nation’s 59th Presidential inauguration ceremony, I reflected on America’s great legacy - the peaceful transition of power, and I wish President Biden and his Administration well. While I did not vote for him, I respect the outcome of the election and pledge to seek areas of consensus for the sake of our country. We all want our nation to succeed, but I will also utilize the checks and balances our Founding Fathers built into our government and oppose policies that I believe are harmful to Nebraskans. Now more than ever, the spirit of bipartisanship and civility is needed in our country. I’m committed to leading that effort, and I ask my fellow Nebraskans and Americans to join me.”
Rep. Don Bacon

U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry

“Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on their swearing-in today. I look forward to working with them in a bipartisan manner to find common ground and deliver results for families in Nebraska and across America.”
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer
“President Biden and Vice-President Harris will now take their rightful place and help put the last four years behind us and build back an America for everyone...I am filled with hope for our state and our nation because of the policies they will enact on climate change, immigration, COVID, education and health care. Their steady hands are exactly what is needed in these tumultuous times.”
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb

Omaha native and Senior Advisor to Vice President Harris, Symone Sanders

OPD Officers on duty in D.C.