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Illinois' Congressional Delegation Comments on Biden Inauguration

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President Joe Biden takes the oath of office with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, at his side.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost released a brief statement following the inauguration of democratic President Joe Biden.
The Murphysboro republican said he is ready to work on issues to help southern Illinois and to fight for conservative principles. He wished God's blessing for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

While condemning the January 6th invasion of the U.S. Capitol, Bost voted to object to the electoral votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania that day because he didn't believe they followed the constitution in having their state legislatures set the rules in conducting the election.

Illinois' two democratic U-S Senators talked about the optimism surrounding the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Senior Senator Dick Durbin said he is more optimistic than ever that the American people can come together and overcome our challenges and divisions.

Junior Senator Tammy Duckworth said empathy, compassion and real leadership are finally back in the White House. She's excited to see Biden take immediate action to confront the most pressing crises facing the country, like getting a handle on the COVID pandemic, providing economic relief for working families, dealing with the climate crisis, addressing racial inequity and starting to fix the broken immigration system.