Rep. Blunt Rochester on Inauguration Day: ‘It is a day I am overjoyed to see’

Inauguration co-chair, Delaware Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, talks about the smooth day, President Joe Biden’s calls for unity and the path forward for the new administration.
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And joining us now he is one of the co chairs of president Biden's inaugural committee Delaware representative Lisa blunt Rochester thank you so much for your time especially. On this busy day a first of area action to today as a whole there were of security concerns certainly going into the day and it appears that everything has gone smoothly. What moment stood out to you must. Well first of all I have to say as the Delaware and I am. Our own Joseph Biden we get him to the senate 48 years ago and ski day America. Let's send him to the White House and so first I am proud secondly to steam. Pamela Harris. My fellow CDC. Congressional Black Caucus member pairs its lowest friend to us since she. The first woman vice president at home as well as. Black woman as well as Asian American eighties she has a date that I am over T wait to see. Who would really stood out to need them most. Was the ability. Seen throughout this whole inaugural. Activities all the activities. As first warn those. Individuals 400000. Pass from Cody. And to cede it to them and their families. In our prayers are with them. I think marriage. Secondly. Asked to celebrate today that peaceful transfer power and to watch and be done I. I am just so proud of the work that every bond put into this inauguration because we were able to still ensure the safety and security. And at the same time happy traditions that rich traditions and I think it was as created and special thanks anything could be. And now it's time to get to work and to and you could see it he went right to work you know signing executive orders and so. Just the pride. Celebration. And they the readiness to go back to work and unite this country and heal the soul of this country. And president Biden talked about the need for unity in his inaugural address in the spirit of consensus tonight what is one area that you plan to work. Across the aisle with your Republican colleagues. I think in the number one area debt the president has said he is important to him. And also members of congress is to come desirous we know is affecting our health it's affecting economy. And it is the first thing that we've really trashed. I think you're so many other opportunities whether he's dealing with infrastructure and making sure that we create jobs that we will be able to do across the aisle. I'm as well as you know look at our planet in making sure that. We tackle climate action and so I think there are things that we're going to be able to do cross island I'm very excited about that. And finally I see that you have your your pearls on in solidarity it what was going through your mind is history was made today as you watched a vice president madam vice president Connell -- Harris taking the oath of office. You know I thought back to my initial meeting we had president. But I didn't before he decided to run and at that time he had hoped that his election would be a woman and and so to watch the process in the and I served as one of the sort co chairs on the east selection committee. And it watch it is is the vice president. Just rose to the occasion and today she's just shear and high end Scherer. It's sunny but also. I just thought about our ancestors. And I thought about. Girls' and bullies. Around the world watching this and so on there was a lot of pride and excitement for what's to come. Washing his car. She has said that she stands on. The shoulders of her ancestors represented Lisa blunt Rochester we thank you so much for your time appreciate it beat you.

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