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Inauguration Day 2021: What Mississippi...

Inauguration Day 2021: What Mississippi political leaders are saying

By: Frank Corder - January 20, 2021

The Presidential Inauguration is set for 11am CST / 12pm EST today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

You can watch the ceremony live on CSPAN below.

Y’all Politics will be sharing comments from Mississippi’s political leaders throughout the day, updating this article as thoughts, releases and social media posts come in.


Senator Roger Wicker (R)

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

“I wish President Biden and Vice President Harris well as they undertake the serious challenges facing our beloved country. 

“I am committed to working with the new administration and my colleagues to find common-ground solutions to defend our nation and to rebuild an economy damaged by a pandemic that continues to claim too many of our fellow citizens.  Overcoming these challenges will require the Senate, now divided 50-50, to work together.  This is what the American people expect and deserve even in the face of the divisions that define our national politics.

“Finally, as a conservative, I am grateful for the good accomplished by President Trump and his administration.  I believe our national path forward can, and should, build on those achievements in the months and years ahead.”

Governor Tate Reeves (R)

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D – MS-02)

Congressman Trent Kelly (R – MS-01)

Congressman Steven Palazzo (R – MS-04)

“It has been a pleasure to work with President Trump and his Administration to deliver many victories to the families of south Mississippi. Under his leadership, we’ve successfully delivered a record-breaking economy, a stronger military, a more secure border, modernized trade agreements, record job creation, a renewed focus on NASA and space exploration, the confirmation of three Supreme Court Justices, left the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal and rolled out the COVID-19 vaccine to restore our way of life. These all are very notable accomplishments, and I commend President Trump on a job well done.

“The time for a peaceful transition of power has arrived. As we make this transition, I have every intention of holding President Biden accountable for his promise to serve all Americans and not just those who are members of his party. I expect our new President to put the best interests of America and our people first.

“Let it be known that America’s problems are not best met with socialist proposals that are going to further erode our years of historic economic success, grow our national debt, and stifle job creation. Americans deserve real solutions that will get this country back on track.”

Northern District PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley

State Senator Derrick Simmons, Mississippi Senate Minority Leader

Today is a historic day for so many reasons. Today we start the process of governing with love, not hate – unity, not division, with faith, not foolishness, truth, not lies, kindness, not cruelty, strength, not insecurity and weakness, decency and not rudeness.

As we, the people of America watch today the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, let us all pray that God strengthen them for the tremendous tasks they face at correcting the problems created by the last administration that have adversely affected our nation.

Let us also pray that God accompany them as they try to rally together in peace and harmony a nation left fractured by the racist divisional politics of their predecessor.

We as Americans should now come together and realize that classism, racism and division have no place in our country and we in order to make America truly great, we all have a role to play in making America the place where neighbors embrace one another in love regardless of our physical or philosophical differences.

Mississippi Senate Democratic Caucus

State Representative Jeramey Anderson (D)

Mike Espy, former Democrat U.S. Senate candidate

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: