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Local Inauguration Reaction

“Today, we celebrate the triumph of democracy after an election that saw more Americans voting than ever before in our nation’s history, and where the will of the people has been heard and heeded.”

After an exclusive ceremony, and a completely virtual parade across America, on Wednesday, in Washington D.C., Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States. Locally, the Centre County Democratic committee says they are ecstatic to finally turn the page.

“We were all thrilled today, I mean we were trading messages by text and online today, we all put a lot of hard work over the summer. All the way from the convention to November 3rd. So, we were thrilled to see the results pay off, and definitely thrilled to see Centre County was blue in the middle of the state.”

But some people are not sharing the same excitement for the new administration. One viewer wrote on our Facebook, “For 4 years you democrats said Trump is not my president. Well Biden will never be my president.”

And another writes in response, “People need to grow up and deal with whoever the president is.”

Also mixed emotions on our post asking about if viewers are optimistic about our country’s future.

“Nope. Although I wish him and our country well, and I want us to succeed as a people I don’t think he’s the right guy for the job.”

And another says, “Can’t be worse than the past four years. I’m optimistic but not holding my breath for anything.”

But this one says, she is optimistic, writing, “YES! I am thrilled to finally have a president who cares about our country.”

I also reached out to the Centre County Republican group for comment on the new administration, and Today’s inauguration, but have not heard back.

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