January 20, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Historic Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“It was an extraordinary honor to attend the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. After four painstaking years, we now have leaders in the White House who will serve all Americans with dignity, honor, and respect. President Biden will seek to unite and heal our country, which is in mourning from a pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 400,000 Americans and an attack on our democracy that tested our nation. He understands the pain that Americans are feeling, and he’s prepared to lead us out of the health and economic crises we face. I also look forward to working with President Biden to support those who have served our country, to protect our planet and combat the climate crisis, and to restore the principles of justice, freedom, and equality that our nation was founded upon.

“I am also very excited to have a fellow Californian and my friend Kamala Harris in the White House. I am proud of the many historical barriers she has shattered and know she is ready to lead and will be a critical partner for President Biden in confronting the profound challenges ahead of us. We worked together to address pollution at the Tijuana River Valley, secure eroding coastal bluffs, and improve housing for military families, and I know she will continue to be a tireless advocate for Californians and all Americans in the White House.

“Finally, I want to thank the National Guard, Secret Service, Capitol Police, and other agencies involved in ensuring the inauguration was secure, as well as countless other staff who worked tirelessly to support the inauguration. Their work is often thankless, but their service allowed for a historic transition of power, and I am deeply grateful for them.”