Senator McConnell Comments on Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009

Washington, D.C – Today Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. U.S. Senator for Kentucky Mitch McConnell was among republican leaders that accompanied former President George W. Bush during the event. Though the senator threw his support to fellow Republican John McCain, McConnell says today is a day for all Americans to celebrate.

"For more than two centuries, the peaceful transfer of power between U.S. presidents has served as an inspiration to millions here and around the world. And on this inauguration day, we witness another inspiring event as America's first African American president takes the oath of office from the Capitol steps."

Senator McConnell went on to congratulate President Obama and his family. This is the first time in 15 years that Democrats have had control of the White House and both houses of Congress.