Following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra released the following statement:

“As President Biden said yesterday at a nationwide memorial for victims of COVID-19, ‘To heal, we must remember. And it is hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal.’ 

“Today, we remember all that we’ve lost. But we have hope for what’s ahead, and we have confidence that President Biden and Vice President Harris will follow through on their promise to build our nation back better. Already, President Biden has an ambitious plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days as well as a rescue plan to deliver relief to working Americans. 

“The last few weeks, months, and years have been a difficult time for our country. But with today’s historic inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, a new day is here.”