Courtney Statement Following Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice President of the United States of America.
“Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” said Congressman Courtney. “Today, in the 244th year of our democracy, we were reminded once again that nothing is going to stop our nation from moving forward. President Biden’s address was pitch perfect, and he acknowledged the monumental challenges our nation still faces even as we embark on this new chapter—not only a global pandemic and the economic destruction it has caused, but also the simultaneous challenges of division, mistrust, and a crisis of confidence in our ability to work together. President Biden told America today that he is ready to devote his entire self, mind body and soul, to serving our nation and to healing our divisions, and I was grateful to be in Washington to witness it. I am ready to work with the Biden Administration, and with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to keep pressing forward to overcome this pandemic, to support struggling workers and families, and to do it by working together, united as fellow Americans.”