Washington, D.C.—Today on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senator Susan Collins attended the inauguration of Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States.
“Today marks the start of a new chapter in our history. In his inaugural address, I was pleased to hear President Biden emphasize that unity is the path forward for our country,” said Senator Collins. “The ceremony brought together our three branches of government, showcased extraordinary American artists and spiritual leaders, and was conducted safely thanks to our outstanding law enforcement and military personnel. Today’s inauguration was a timely reminder about what makes America such a special country. I was truly honored to be on the platform today to represent Maine and witness the American tradition of the peaceful transition of our government.”
This is the seventh consecutive inauguration Senator Collins has attended since first being elected to the Senate in 1996. Steve Abbott, Senator Collins’ Chief of Staff, accompanied her as her guest.
Senator Collins has worked with President Joe Biden for more than two decades, serving alongside him in the Senate from 1997 to 2009 and while he was Vice President from 2009 to 2017.