Dingell Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris
Washington, January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today released the following statement after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Today marks the beginning of our mission to restore the heart and soul of America. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris illustrated their vision for a kinder, stronger country. But words alone will not drive out the darkness of recent years, they must be met with concrete actions to improve the lives of every single person who calls this nation home. Together, President Biden and Vice President Harris will listen to the pain and fear many of our fellow citizens feel today, they will have uncomfortable conversations and make difficult choices, and they will lead us all forward.
“Joe and John Dingell were the best of friends. Over decades, they built unbreakable bonds through their shared commitment to the causes of health care and our environment, and because they both saw the dignity in every person they ever met. When I lost John, President Biden showed me the endless empathy that will guide him as he leads this country forward in the midst of a pandemic that has taken more than 400,000 lives. Today, we all saw that empathy and compassion as he spoke of healing a divided nation. I have no doubt he will spend every waking moment as our President working towards that goal.
“When Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office, our world changed forever. Not just for young women and girls who see themselves in her, but for every single person with limitless dreams. More than a trailblazer and trusted voice for President Biden, Vice President Harris will fight for justice and equality in this nation.
“Now, begins the hard work of uniting this country and fighting to protect our democracy. We all have a role to play as Americans in this road ahead. And I look forward to getting the job done with President Biden and Vice President Harris.”