Editor’s Note: Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark attended the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. She posted this photo of herself with poet Amanda Gordon at the ceremony. Her office issued the statement below on the inauguration.

WASHINGTON DC – “Today is a new beginning for America. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris represent the strength of our democracy and an opportunity to repair and rebuild our nation,” said Congresswoman Katherine Clark.

“After four years of conflict, corruption and chaos, the American people chose hope and healing. The new administration, in partnership with a Democratic House and Senate, will bring solutions and an end to the great suffering afflicting our nation, from the devastation wrought by the pandemic to the deep pains of injustice. Our work begins to rebuild a stronger, more just America where every family has a fair shot and where every person is treated with dignity and respect,” said the Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“While there are obstacles ahead of us, we will unite around progress. We will unite in action for climate justice, gender justice, and racial justice. We will unite in bringing to life America’s great promise: freedom for all,” said Rep. Clark. “Let today stand as a clear message that if we honor truth and justice, democracy will always prevail.”


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