2021 presidential inauguration

Connecticut Congressmembers Witness, Respond to Historic Inauguration

Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony
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Connecticut members of Congress are in Washington, DC for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to become vice president, and they are sharing photos and thoughts as a new administration begins.

U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes, who made history to become the first Black congresswoman from Connecticut, congratulated the newly sworn-in president and vice president.

The inauguration is different in so many ways because of the global coronavirus pandemic and it comes two weeks after a siege on the United States Capitol, but Connecticut's Congressional delegation shared messages of hope.

Inauguration Day in Photos

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro shared a photo of herself at the ceremony.

U.S. Representative Jim Himes also shared a photo from the inauguration.

U.S. Representative John Larson said he was honored to be at the inauguration.

“Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I was honored to attend their Inauguration today and look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration to tackle the COVID pandemic, provide relief to working families, strengthen Social Security, address our country’s crumbling infrastructure, and more. Our country is turning a corner and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish for the American people,” he said in a statement. 

U.S. Representative Joe Courtney Tweeted that he too was grateful to be there.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy shared some Tweets.

“What an amazing moment. Hope and healing were given new meaning today. It brought tears to my eyes and restored my faith in American leaders. I felt the promise of a new beginning in the face of all the grief and pain that we’ve seen – a reason for joy and pride in our resilience and grit,” U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal said in a statement.

“President Biden reminded us that a better world is not something that is given – it requires hard work. Unity is not inevitable, but it is achievable. As I looked out the length of the National Mall without people but filled with American flags, I thought of all the people and loved ones who have sacrificed and suffered loss – and the threats and challenges to our nation that must be overcome. But what was maybe most striking to me is the sense of joy and determination in this wondrous renewal of democracy. Now begins the hard work.”

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