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Rep. Brent statement on Biden inauguration, Democrats taking control of Congress

January 20, 2021
Juanita O. Brent News

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement on Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States, cementing Democratic control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

“I am thrilled for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States,” said Rep. Brent. “Last November, the American people chose unity over division and hope over fear. I am looking forward to working with the new administration to build back our country and state better than before. I know that together, we will create an economy that works for all and ensures that all Ohioans, all Americans, do not just get by, but can get ahead. Today brings hope to so many Americans who are struggling during this pandemic, facing healthcare disparities, fighting for criminal justice reform and the cancellation of student loan debt, and anyone who is longing for better lives and brighter futures.

And, starting today, we will have a Vice President that looks like me. Today’s inauguration shows us all that there is no ceiling women in the United States cannot, and will not, break. I am so excited for all of the little girls, especially Black girls, who will see themselves and know they, too, can be Vice President of the United States. I send my warmest wishes and congratulations to Kamala Harris as she becomes the first woman, Black and Asian American to serve as our nation’s Vice President. Today is a new day in our nation, and I am hopeful for our future.”