“Today is the day to start sharing the solutions, ideas and initiatives you believe in.”

January 20, 2021


Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-20) released the following statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.


“Inauguration day in America has traditionally been a hopeful day of new beginnings and a day of ceremonial respect for our democracy as the presidency is passed peacefully from the current to the next.

“Let us not allow this historic day to be marred by neither the division or turmoil our nation witnessed in the past weeks or months nor the incredible challenges out country faces, especially with this pandemic.

“I woke this morning to find a dusting of fresh snow and with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for our great and beautiful country and our democracy. While there is much work to do to mend our society and government, today marks a new starting point.

“Whatever side of the politics you are on, today is the day to start sharing the solutions, ideas and initiatives you believe in.

“Importantly, today we are witness to the historic shattering of glass ceilings for women and minorities with the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Today’s ceremonies in Washington will look and feel different than those in recent memory. Let us together be confident that this new day will deliver an American moment that will reenergize the respect we should share with each other.

“This is a pivotal time for all Americans. I send my congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris and wish them a smooth and productive start to their service in these new and important roles as well as the ability to listen to all the diverse voices that make up our great nation.”