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Queens Lawmakers Say that Brighter Days Are Ahead Following Biden’s Inauguration

Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20 (YouTube)

Jan. 20, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Queens Democratic lawmakers say that the country has a much brighter future now that Joe Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.

Biden was sworn into office just before noon Wednesday, shortly after Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President– the first woman to hold that position. The occasion marked the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The Queens lawmakers said that Biden will bring the country together and lead it on a better path.

Congresswoman Grace Meng said that the Biden-Harris administration will be an era of healing, hope, and opportunity for the American people.

“Better days are ahead under President Biden’s leadership, and I look forward to working with him and his administration to improve the lives of my constituents in Queens and Americans everywhere,” Meng said in a statement.

Meng said that Biden will get the economy back on track and implement a plan to combat the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus.

“He’ll waste no time in moving forward with his ambitious agenda to strengthen and humanize our immigration system; expand health care; address climate change; transform our infrastructure; repeal the Muslim ban; and so many other bold initiatives,” she said.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney attended the inauguration and tweeted afterward that America was now in “good hands.”

I have known POTUS‘s decency and moral character since working with him in the early 90s on the first VAWA (The Violence Against Women Act). We are in good hands, America,” Maloney wrote.


Assembly Member Tom Suozzi, who represents northeast Queens and parts of Long Island, was also present and posted a video of Biden taking his oath of office.

Suozzi said that President Biden is exactly the person the country needs right now.

“It’s time to get to work – Democrats and Republicans alike – so we can Build Back Better and recapture the Soul of America,” Suozzi tweeted.

Meanwhile, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and declared Jan. 20 a “historic day.”

“Now we must begin creating justice, healing our planet, and improving the material conditions for all people,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“The work is on all of us to organize and build a better future.”

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who had earlier posted an image of his mother celebrating Trump leaving the White House, tweeted that it is an exciting day for the country.

“We take our first steps to undo the policies of hatred and bigotry of the Trump administration, get on track to defeat COVID-19 and begin to heal,” Van Bramer tweeted.

Van Bramer added that New York is in desperate need of federal aid in order to rebuild public infrastructure, help small business owners and keep New Yorkers employed. He said that tenants also require meaningful protection from evictions.

State Sen. Mike Gianaris was ecstatic after the ceremony and said he has “never been happier for it to be after noon.”

“Things got shaky for a bit, but our democracy proved its resilience and prevails, Gianaris tweeted.

“So ready to turn the page and start a new chapter in American history! The fight continues.”

Council Member Costa Constantinides, a staunch climate change advocate, shared a screenshot to Twitter of the new administration’s list of priorities which includes “climate.” The list is posted on the White House’s website and climate comes up second, underneath COVID-19.

“It’s a good day,” Costa wrote.

Elsewhere, Council Member Robert Holden praised the peaceful transition of power and called on people of all political leanings to come together for the betterment of the country.

“Electeds of all political stripes must work together, across the nation and here in New York, to bring us through this pandemic to a bright, peaceful future for every America,” Holden tweeted.

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Keep waiting Norma

Nancy Pelosi is more interested in impeaching Tump. Why would someone who eats $13.00 a pint ice-cream and who has a $10,000 refrigerator care about the working class?

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Lea

The point is, she should be delivering the stimulus now. But no she wants to waste time impeaching someone who no longer holds the office of president. She gets to eat three fancy meals every day, not us.

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The first thing a cult does is tell its members everyone else is lying.

Justice is never a waste of time. Never!

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What about the rule of law ?

@keep waiting- And you’re obsessed with getting a career criminal off, yet again.

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ABoondy

yeah, keep printing money. that’s always great for the economy. what’s another thousand years to recover from more money printing!

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Successful Consumer Driven Market Economies need money circulating to work

A Boondy- Your knowledge of history, fiat currency, macro and micro economics and fiscal policy seems lacking. We’ve seen your posts.

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God Bless the USA

@Frenanda What till you see what’s coming down the road from the democrats. I don’t think there will be any fiesta. No I’m not a Trump lover just a very worried American.

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Wealthiest States, Healthiest States and Best Educated are all Democrat

ABoondy- Do yourself and your family a favor and turn off the right wing news. Tuyere turning all of America into Tennessee and Oklahoma.

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Keeping it real

The nightmare of Trump might be over, but the horror show of the Biden Presidency is about to start.

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Sun side

From a pugnacious tyrant to a dementia ridden tyrant? You’re such a fool to believe in these people.

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The conman left the building

The hallmark of a classic con is, “ the payout” is coming and the “end is near”. The first thing a cult does is tell its followers everyone else is lying.

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Nadia

I know everything will not be smooth sailing, but I feel like I have been holding my breath for 4 years and can breathe again.

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Trump coerced Ukraine into providing damaging narratives about Joe Biden

Why are you bringing that up now that Trump’s unemployed?

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Patricia

I can’t believe that my sister in Australia actually got out of bed at 3am to watch the inauguration!!!! The whole world , and I bet many for the first time, watched to make sure Trump actually left!!!!!

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Patrick

Hey Yolanda: How about getting a job instead of a handout. How about putting away a little money each week so you have money in an emergency. How about trying to improve yourself so that you can make more money instead of asking for handouts. I grew up poor but got an education, saved, sacrificed, learned to invest instead of playing the lottery. I know I will be called a racist. I know you’ll have some story of hardship. But that’s out politically correct society.

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Mac

Patrick- Yolanda is the hashtagger commenter posting under a fake name that is common with African Americans. It’s what’s called false flag manipulation.

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Ryan

There is a food crisis happening and it needs to be addressed. It is not a choice. Its a reflection of how things are. And the government needs to do more to help.

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Try a little tenderness

@ Patrick don’t you think your comment is a little harsh. How do you know if people have saved money or not? People who have lost their jobs are living off money they saved.This person sounds desperate. Money only goes so far. Maybe she is young and hasn’t had many years to save a big sum of money. Apologize to Yolanda.

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A few facts

How about getting a job? Who’s hiring right now?
The stimulus isn’t a handout like public assistance. Nobody asked for this money. The federal government offered it to people.

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Yolanda

Some people need to wake up and realize that the struggle is real and that lights, gas, meds, hygiene, shoes, clothes, phones, transportation… None of these can be put on hold. Many of us are desperate. Some of us are beyond desperate! The stimulus check should be 1st before anything. Some commenters need to take their ignorant and privileged like karen thinking responses elsewhere.

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I feel your pain

The stimulus checks are going to illegal aliens. Biden cares more about them than us.

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Someone should build a wall or something

Trump completely failed to build a wall with a “one-time payment” from Mexico. That’s our fault now?

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pathetic politicians

you dems killed the amazon project, youre talking about brighter days when you killed 40k jobs for Queens. makes me laugh

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1st get them to believe the absurd

You Dems haha last I heard it was 20K jobs over several years. That myth sure has grown.

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Margarita

Most of our local officials in the area that opposed or questioned amazon managed to hold their seat in office. That says a lot. Voters did not care and probably did see their opposition to amazon as something negative. Its time for you to let it go and understand that the people have spoken.

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Tree of Liberty

How people forget. The reason why Trump was voted in was cause of these politicians democratic and republican before him.

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2nd get them to speak the absurd

Tree of liberty – Trump was voted in because Americans live in TV fantasy world. They voted a realty TV creation into office.

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