LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among the five co-chairs announced today for the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“I am honored to join the Presidential Inaugural Committee as a co-chair to help organize a historic inauguration for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris that will engage Americans in every corner of the country and keep people safe,'' Garcetti said in a statement.
“This inauguration will mark a turning point for Americans to unite and start building back better together, for generations to come. As we grapple with threats to our health, livelihoods and climate, this is a time for Americans to come together, work together and move forward together.''
Garcetti was a national co-chair of Biden's presidential campaign committee.
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-South Carolina, will chair the committee. The other co-chairs are Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware.
“Kamala and I are honored and grateful to these leaders for joining our inaugural committee as co-chairs and helping to organize a safe inauguration for all Americans,'' Biden said in a statement.
“These leaders reflect the strength, spirit and diversity of America and have always held a steadfast commitment to restoring the soul of the nation, building back the middle class and unifying the country. We are proud of their support and know they will help plan an inauguration that will reflect our nation's shared values.''
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