The nation’s capital was on edge on inaugural day in the wake of the release of an internal FBI memo warning of potential armed protests during the January 20 ceremony. However, the event commenced without a hitch, opening the door to a new chapter in American history.
Several Republicans who attended the ceremony had challenged Electoral College ballots cast for Joe Biden during the January 6 joint session of Congress that certified the election.
For example, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) were in attendance. Jordan told reporters he didn’t want to miss the event’s pageantry, adding he felt it was important to attend.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 20, 2021
Cruz ruled the day sporting a facemask with a cannon and star and the words “Come and Take It,” a likely reference to Biden’s self-pronounced plan to go after Second Amendment protections and desire to embrace other repressive actions aimed at limiting American liberties and freedoms.
Republicans will have their hands full the next couple of years pushing back on Biden’s leftist agenda. However, with the Senate split 50/50 and Democrats holding their slimmest margin in the House in decades, the GOP has the power to win important battles.
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