NE Ohio Congressional Members React To Inauguration

(Washington) - Members of Northeast Ohio's delegation to Congress - both Democrat and Republican, say, for the most part, they're looking forward to working with President Joe Biden.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo) told she's hoping that the sun coming out during Wednesday's ceremony would be an omen of restored calm in Washington..

In a statement, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said he would work with the new administation, and said, "When we disagree, I will do so respectfully."

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said, "American workers will finally have someone on their side in the White House."

Rep. Dave Joyce (R, Bainbridge Twp.) said in a statement, “I’m hopeful that as we enter the 117th Congress, we can leave the toxic red team versus blue team mentality at the door and remember how to work together as Americans.”

Rep. Tim Ryan (D, Niles) wrote that he hopes Biden, "Will meet this moment and set a clear pathway forward to defeat the coronavirus, restore our economy, and regain faith around the world in the American system of government."

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R- Rocky River) wrote, "I pray that God grants President Biden the wisdom and courage to lead our nation through these unique times ad we look to start a new chapter and continue to do the people's work."

And, Rep. Marcia Fudge, (D-Warrensville Heights), who was nominated by Biden to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said on Twitter that Biden's inauguration represented a "New day in America."

(Photo by Jonathan Ernst, Pool photo via Getty Images)

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