Representative Val Demings, who remains a rising star in the Democratic Party, attended the inauguration of President Joe Biden today. She was accompanied by her husband, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.
“Today we liberate America’s future,” Rep. Demings said. “This inauguration is about all of us and the country we can build together. It is a triumph of democracy over violence. It is a promise that while we still have our political arguments, we can still find ways to peacefully and fairly resolve our differences. I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris, and I look forward to working with them to get through this pandemic and build a country that works for all of us.”
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings commented on social media that “things have gotten serious around the Capitol” and that “security around the Capitol is no joke!” Security is high with both police and national guard deployed in the tens of thousands around the District of Columbia. Both Demings were tested for COVID-19 to gain clearance to attend the Inauguration.
“We still have hard work and tough months ahead,” Rep. Val Demings added. “Many people feel divided from one another or upset by the last election. Others feel left behind by changes to our economy and our society. But these challenges can be overcome. Truth, accountability, and equality are the path to a better future. We can choose to be one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. If we do, I know that our best days are still ahead.”