Governor Robert Bentley on Friday released a statement on the inauguration of President Trump. The full statement is below.
"President Trump's speech was optimistic, uplifting and directly addressed the people. President Trump and I share the same belief that it is our people who are our country's, and our state's, greatest strength, and our greatest asset. For too long Washington has pushed past our people, and our states to overstep on everything from unfunded federal mandates to our basic needs for state flexibility in solving our most pressing problems. I am excited about working with the Trump Administration to strengthen states and the role we play in giving freedom and power back to our people."