Rounds, Noem offer well-wishes to incoming administration

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Senator Mike Rounds was unable to attend the inaugural ceremony due to a scheduling conflict, he says.

Rounds says he wishes the new President and Vice President the best as they assume, what the senator calls, “the tremendous responsibility entrusted to them.”

He calls today’s peaceful transfer of power, “fundamental” to the nation and its future. Rounds also made clear he will stand by his principles, saying:

“I know we will not agree on every issue, and I’m ready to stand as loyal opposition when we disagree on issues of principle. But we all want to leave this nation better than we found it.”

Governor Kristi Noem was in Washington, among a group of people sitting at the foot of the socially-distanced inaugural platform.

In a tweet, she offered her congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris.

Noem also commenting on the cold inauguration weather, saying she was grateful for her gloves.

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