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Arizona politicians react to President Joe Biden’s inauguration

PHOENIX — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday and Arizona political leaders were quick to share their thoughts on the historic event and the future of the country.

Politicians from both sides of the aisle took to social media to reveal their feelings about the inauguration, which looked different than normal because of coronavirus and added security measures.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly of Arizona congratulated Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, pledging to work closely with the new leaders over the next four years.

Kelly reaffirmed his pledge to work across the aisle.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, who attended the inauguration, laid out his vision for how he wants to work with the new administration.

Arizonan Democrats in Congress also offered their congratulations for the new leadership.

Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman said she was anticipating working with Biden and Harris on education advances for the state.

Arizona Republicans in Congress also offered their thoughts on the new administration.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko, who voted to object to the certification of Biden’s win in Arizona, vowed in a tweet from her personal account that she would work with the Democratic leadership.

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, who also voted against certifying Arizona’s election results, criticized the Biden administration.

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, the only GOP Congress member from Arizona who voted to certify Biden’s win in the state, said he was ready for the new session to get underway.

 

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