By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Friday, January 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Most of Alabama’s congressional delegation congratulated the new President.
U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R from Huntsville) said, “Congratulations to Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States! President Trump gave a great speech today, and I look forward to helping him fulfill his promises by voting on legislation to repeal ObamaCare, make Mexico pay for an impenetrable border security wall, and restore America’s military and international reputation to greatness.”
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R from Alabama) said, “The Inauguration is an extraordinary moment for our nation, and it was my great honor to attend the swearing-in of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. While Americans gather to celebrate the peaceful transfer of power that occurs in our democratic government, it is important to pause and reflect on the rich history of our great country.”
U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R form Montrose) said, “Congratulations to the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump! I look forward to working together to support American workers, fix our health care system, secure our borders, and unify our country.”
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) said that she, “Was honored to attend today’s inaugural festivities and glad to help many constituents from Alabama secure tickets through my office. It is truly special to witness the uniquely-American peaceful transition of power. I hope you were able to watch as well. It’s important to remember to share with children why this process makes the United States exceptional.”
U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R from Hoover) said, “I offer my congratulations and prayers to our 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, and Vice President, Mike Pence, as they serve the American people,” said Palmer. “This Administration has the opportunity to lead our country with dignity and to uphold the Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended almost 230 years ago. I look forward to working closely with President Trump and his Administration as we Make America Great Again.”
Rep. Roby continued, “:I congratulate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence upon taking the oath of office and offer them my prayers for wisdom and guidance as the new administration takes hold. There is so much to be done to get our country back on track, and I’m confident Congress and the Trump-Pence Administration will be able to work together to deliver results on behalf of the American people.”
Sen. Shelby said, “As our 45th President takes office today, I look forward to working with him and all of my colleagues to provide leadership for our nation. There are many challenges ahead, and it is time to get to work on behalf of the American people.”
U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R from Saks) said, “I was excited to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration. President Trump’s inauguration was a truly historic event. With President Trump in office, the Congress has a unique opportunity to cut spending, repeal Obamacare, protect the rights of the unborn, and rebuild our military. The Inauguration was made especially great by the presence of Talladega’s own Talladega College Great Tornado band in the parade. I am looking forward to the president’s cabinet, including Alabama’s own Senator Sessions, being confirmed so we can get to work making America great again.”
U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt (R from Haleyville) said, “Congratulations President Trump and Vice President Pence. You took the oath at noon, but it is no doubt morning again in America.”
Former Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) was sworn in as Vice President.