Kerry on Obama Inauguration
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) released the statement below following today's inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States:
"Underscoring this historic day and all the hope we hold for the Obama Administration is the reality that we must now begin the difficult task of putting people back to work and fixing our broken economy. Job number one is jobs and it begins on day number one. As we celebrate those things which have always made America strong -- the generosity of our spirit and the determination of our people - we know we'll count on those qualities again and again as we work together to right America's course at home and around the world. In that gigantic effort, President Obama can count on the fact that record numbers of Americans have invested their hopes in him and his Administration. He has an opportunity to continue to inspire and energize the America people in a way we have not seen in a very long time."