West Texas Representatives issue statements on inauguration

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Ready to get to work in Washington

Flags line the National Mall towards the Capitol Building as events get underway for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

WASHINGTON (Nexstar) – Lawmakers in West Texas attended the Inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday morning in Washington D.C.

Both expressed their pleasure with the peaceful transition of power and say they are ready to get to work.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-23) and Rep. August Pfluger (R-11) are new to Congress and have taken their seats just ahead of the transition of power.

Rep. Gonzales said he attended the inauguration and planned to work with the incoming administration and fight back where necessary.

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“A peaceful transition of power is one of the pillars of American democracy, and I feel grateful to have witnessed it in person today,” Rep. Gonzales said in a statement. “I’m ready to work with the new administration on areas of agreement, while standing up against President Biden’s policies that send out nation in the wrong direction.”

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Rep. Pfluger also attended the inauguration and congratulated President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, while also thanking former President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their service.

“The peaceful transition of power is a central tenant of our Constitution that has kept our country together for over 240 years. Thank you to President Trump and Vice President Pence for their years of service to our nation, and congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I am praying for their administration to work for the good of our country,” Pfluger said in a statement. “The United States is the greatest country the world has ever known, and conservative values are the bedrock of our republic. I pledge to work on behalf of the people of the 11th District of Texas in the coming years to protest our Constitution, our freedoms, and the security of this great Nation.”

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