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West Virginia leaders react as Biden takes office

By Sarah Marino, Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Wednesday marked the start of Joe Biden’s presidency as he and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office while the world looked on.

After Biden declared that “democracy has prevailed,” local elected officials reacted to the transfer of power to the new administration.

West Virginia Del. Joey Garcia, D-50, said he thinks Inauguration Day is always a beautiful day because it’s about the peaceful transition of power and the strength of democracy.

“I hope President Biden is successful during his presidency, if he is, our nation will succeed,” said Garcia.

After watching Biden’s speech on Wednesday and watching what has happened in America recently, Garcia said what unites us is more important than what divides us especially as we face the ongoing coronavirus…

To read more: https://www.timeswv.com/news/local_news/local-leaders-react-as-biden-takes-office/article_e509e778-5b68-11eb-ba01-73c5c3b2d8ff.html

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