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Kansas political leaders attend inauguration of President Joe Biden

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Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 1:01 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Senator Roger Marshall and Representatives Sharice Davids and Ron Estes were present at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Senator Roger Marshall sent out a tweet on Wednesday morning from Washington, D.C., where he says he hopes the nation can now focus on getting the COVID-19 vaccine to those who want and need it, recovering jobs and opening the economy back up to pre-pandemic levels.

“Today, my wife Laina and I joined all Americans to witness the Constitutional transition of power to President Joe Biden,” said Senator Marshall. “It is important that both sides of the political spectrum continue to lower the national temperature and recognize opportunities for common good. I have hope that we can work with the new Administration on behalf of Kansas as we tackle extremely pressing issues facing our nation including getting the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of everyone who wants and needs it, boosting job recovery, and opening businesses and our economy back up to the historic levels we saw before the pandemic.”

Sen. Jerry Moran said in a Facebook post that he was honored to attend the inauguration of President Joe Biden and looks forward to creating a better future for all Kansans.

Honored to attend the 59th Inauguration Ceremony today for President Joseph R. Biden and to witness this important...

Posted by Senator Jerry Moran on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Representative Sharice Davids also sent out a tweet from the nation’s capital saying she is ready to see the nation put community first, where facts, science and unity matter.

“We have the opportunity right now to turn the page on the past four years and begin a new chapter of American history - one where we put community first, where facts and science matter, where we focus on what unites us instead of divides us,” said Rep. Davids. “I’m rooting for President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris’ success, and I look forward to working with them and their new Administration to fight this virus and Build Back Better than before.”

Representative Ron Estes tweeted that witnessing the traditional transfer of power was an honor and that he is looking forward to focusing on reopening the economy.

Rep. Tracey Mann sent out a heartfelt thank you to the Kansas National Guardsmen that kept D.C. safe. It was unclear if he was in the nation’s capital at the time.

Rep. Jake LaTurner said he was proud to witness a peaceful transfer of power and congratulated the new President and Vice President.

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