Democratic Michigan leaders eager to ‘get to work’ with Biden, Harris sworn in
Senator Debbie Stabenow, from Michigan“It was such an honor to witness history today as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office. More than a trailblazer and trusted voice for President Biden, Vice President Harris will fight for justice and equality in this nation. And I look forward to getting the job done with President Biden and Vice President Harris.” Rep. DingellU.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, Michigan’s 13th district“I congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration. The inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris completed the peaceful transfer of power as required by our Constitution. The success of President Biden and Vice President Harris will be a success we all share.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will attend Biden inauguration
Gretchen Whitmer will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday. As previously reported, Whitmer was chosen to serve as co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Moreover, Biden nominated Whitmer to serve as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The chief justice, John Roberts, will administer the oath of office to Biden just after the clock strikes 12. After they take their oaths of office, President-elect Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to “defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation,” according to his inaugural committee.
Trump tweets he won’t attend Biden inauguration ceremony
President Donald Trump said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20The President took to Twitter on Friday morning -- now that his account is no longer suspended -- to announce his decision not to attend the event. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.,” he tweeted. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021When Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, the defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton did attend the event. Some Democrats, still bitter about her election night defeat, grumbled privately that she should have skipped Donald J. Trump’s swearing-in, as 60 House Democrats did on Friday. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says President Donald Trump is a “danger to the Republic” and should be removed from office immediately by impeachment, resignation or invoking the 25th Amendment.