Inauguration Day

The Sunrise Report: A look back at Inauguration Day

The Sunrise Report: A look back at Inauguration Day

Yesterday was a historic day from just the mere fact of a presidential inauguration to the measures taken to ensure safety from coronavirus and potential violent protests, to the role Georgians played in the day. Here's a look at some of the headlines you may have missed that marked the historic day. A Georgia fire captain led the Pledge of Allegiance during the inauguration. She also included sign language.Georgia's two democratic senators were also sworn in yesterday.Georgia's leaders wished President Joe Biden well as he took office.Once taking office, Biden worked through his ambitious day one agenda. In Other News:…
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Did you see a local firefighter at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

Did you see a local firefighter at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

Georgians watching President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony may not have caught it at the time, but one of Georgia's own played an integral part in the proceedings. City of South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday. Hall said she was honored to be chosen to participate in the historic ceremony, where Biden became the nation’s 46th president and Kamala Harris became the nation’s first African-American and female vice-president. “I am thrilled and humbled to represent firefighters and other frontline workers in the state of Georgia and the City of…
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Blue State: Georgia senators Ossoff and Warnock officially sworn in

Blue State: Georgia senators Ossoff and Warnock officially sworn in

U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia were sworn in Wednesday hours after President Joe Biden was inaugurated the nation’s 46th commander-in-chief. With Georgia’s two new senators now seated, Democrats have control of both chambers in Congress and the White House for at least the next two years until the 2022 midterm elections. Ossoff and Warnock, both Democrats, unseated Georgia’s incumbent Republican senators earlier this month, marking the first time since 2002 that Democrats will occupy the state’s two Senate seats. Ossoff and Warnock took the oath of office with newly inaugurated Vice President Kamala Harris, who became…
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Georgians react to Joe Biden’s inauguration

Georgians react to Joe Biden’s inauguration

Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Standing in front of the U.S. Capitol where pro-Trump rioters raided the building two weeks ago in an attempt to prevent Biden's certification as president, Biden called for unity, pledging that his whole soul was committed to that effort. "In another January, on New Year's Day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. When he put pen to paper, the president said, and I quote, 'if my name ever goes down into history, it'll be for this act, and my whole soul is in…
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What will Joe Biden do on his first day in office?

What will Joe Biden do on his first day in office?

Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later in the day, reversing a slew of Trump administration actions and laying out new policies of his own. “These actions are bold, begin the work of following through on President-elect Biden’s promises to the American people, and, importantly, fall within the constitutional role for the president,” the transition team said in a statement. According to the transition team, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will: Ask the American people to mask up for 100 days in a “100…
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