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An inauguration like no other

Rex Robinson | 1/20/2021, 8:47 p.m.
History was made Wednesday with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It was an inauguration ...

History was made Wednesday with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

It was an inauguration like never seen in history. For the first time in our nation’s history, Kamala Harris, the first Black, and South Asian American woman took the oath of office as Vice President of the Unite States of America.

“With unity we can do great things,” President Biden said in his speech after laying his hand on the Bible and being inaugurated as our country’s 46th President.

Former President Donald Trump left office in disgrace on Wednesday morning having been twice impeached, the second time for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. More than 275 investigations have been launched and about 100 of the rioters have been charged.

Sad is the only way to describe the inordinate number of armed troops, fencing and barbed wire erected around the Capitol building leading up to Wednesday’s inauguration. What made it even more somber was that the insurrection on our Capitol on Jan. 6 came from within our own country. “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us,” is a saying many had recited in reaction to the threats from these domestic terrorists. While it resonates to a degree, it does not account for the majority in this country who voted and made Wednesday’s inauguration a reality.

Just as members of the House and Senate prohibited domestic terrorists from preventing them from certifying the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 and immediately resumed that duty after the rioters were removed from the Capitol, so too did inauguration go on as planned on Wednesday with all the pomp it and our President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deserved. Democracy will prevail. May God Bless America and keep our new President and Vice President safe now and forever.