Alexander: Today We Celebrate the American Tradition of Peaceful Transition of Power

Posted on January 20, 2017

Alexander: Today We Celebrate the American Tradition of Peaceful Transition of Power

WASHINGTON, D.C, Jan. 20, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the inauguration of the Donald Trump to serve as the 45th President of the United States:

“Today, we celebrate the American tradition of the peaceful transition of power, as we inaugurate the 45th President of the United States. This is what is remarkable about our country: Since our founding nearly two and a half centuries ago, we have held elections that demonstrated huge differences of opinion – and despite that, we hand over power peacefully and in an orderly way.”

Alexander continued: “I’m ready to work with the Trump administration and Congress to reduce Washington’s involvement in our everyday lives. That means trying to make it easier for people to be able to find a healthcare plan that they can actually afford and helping Tennesseans find good jobs to support their families.”

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