Klobuchar to deliver remarks at inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden

Updated: January 19, 2021 09:49 PM
Created: January 19, 2021 06:26 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Senator Amy Klobuchar will deliver remarks at approximately 10:15 a.m. CT at the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

As the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, Senator Klobuchar serves as one of only six members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Klobuchar has been helping plan the ceremony for months which she says there have been obstacles due to the pandemic and recent events at the Capitol. However, she says there have been rewarding moments in planning the ceremony, including one of her favorites that came Monday, watching the Marine band rehearsal. 

"It was just beautiful and majestic and I think people are going to see that when they see this inauguration. I think it's hard to not have a tear come to your eye when you think of all the people we lost to COVID, when you think of all the troops out there guarding us and the Capitol Police after what they went through to keep the capitol safe but we know democracy lives, democracy prevailed two weeks ago and it's going to prevail tomorrow," says Senator Amy Klobuchar.

While it's not Klobuchar's first time attending an inauguration, it is her first time planning the ceremony and speaking at one, which she says is an honor to be able to do both.

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