TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - As safety concerns continue just days ahead of the 2021 Presidential inauguration, Gov. Doug Ducey announced he will attend the ceremony next week.
“In America, we believe in the peaceful transition of power. It doesn’t matter who you supported in the election — once the election is over, we put country before party,” Gov. Ducey said in a news release. “I was honored to represent Arizona at the inauguration of President Trump in 2017, and I am honored to represent our state at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies next week.”
The swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is set to be a historic one, as it takes place in the middle of a global pandemic, and despite threats of security in cities across the country.
The inauguration also takes place one week after President Donald Trump makes history as the only president to be impeached by the house twice.
“President-elect Biden is assuming office at a critical time in our nation’s history, and I wish him well,” Ducey said. “I will not agree with him on everything and I certainly will not hesitate to share my views on the public policy issues that matter to Arizonans, but I believe President-elect Biden is a good man and wants to serve his country. I look forward to working with his administration and advocating for the people of Arizona.”