Hopeful Americans can ‘unite’ and ‘move ahead together’
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District attended the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2020
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District attended the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after attending the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2021.

“I was pleased to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as he was officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and I want to offer him my best wishes as he enters the White House,” Cole said. “I also want to thank the United States Capitol Police, the National Guard and many others who protected the inaugural ceremonies and ensured a peaceful transition of power.

“Although we live in extremely divided times and a highly polarized political environment, I am hopeful all Americans will choose to see Inauguration Day as an opportunity to unite and move ahead together toward healing. Indeed, in the coming days, all elected officials should set the example by working together across party lines for the good of all Americans. As the Representative for the Fourth Congressional District of Oklahoma, I remain focused on delivering policies that reflect the best interests of my constituents and all Oklahomans.”

Cole has attended every presidential inauguration (2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021) since he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.