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January 20, 2021


DENVER, CO — Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver, and House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo today released the following statements on the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris.

“Today, America turned a page and put a dark chapter of our history behind us,” said House Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “I’m confident that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the right people to lead our country at this crucial time, and I’m hopeful that together we’ll be able to craft a strong economic recovery that leaves no person behind. It’s time to put aside the vitriol that has characterized the last four years and instead work together to build back our country even stronger than it was before. President Biden has said on many occasions that he hopes to be a President for all Americans, whether they voted for him or not. As Speaker of the House here in Colorado, I strive to lead in the same way.”

“Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris-we finally have the first woman vice president, and I couldn’t be more excited!” said House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo. “I look forward to working alongside the new administration to help Colorado recover from this pandemic as quickly as we can and build back stronger. Hope is on the horizon. In the legislature, we’re always working to make our state a better place to live for Colorado families. It’s exciting for us to have a ture partner now in the Biden Administration that is also focused on creating jobs, improving access to affordable health care, and protecting our planet and Colorado way of life for future generations.

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