Despite their differences, Mississippi’s local congressional leadership welcomed a new administration into the White House on Wednesday.

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith issued a statement that included well wishes to Democratic President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. In the message, Hyde-Smith promised to work with Biden and his staff.

“I am committed to working with the new administration and my colleagues to find common-ground solutions to defend our nation and to rebuild an economy damaged by a pandemic that continues to claim too many of our fellow citizens,” said the junior senator from Brookhaven. “Overcoming these challenges will require the Senate, now divided 50-50, to work together. This is what the American people expect and deserve even in the face of the divisions that define our national politics.”

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker shared a photo on Twitter of he and his wife, Gayle, enjoying Wednesday’s Inauguration Day festivities in Washington, D.C.

Wicker said, “The inauguration ceremony is one of the majestic symbols of our republic, representing the orderly transfer of power from one administration to the next.”

Congressman Steven Palazzo, who represents the southern Mississippi in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he planned on holding Biden accountable to do as he stated and “serve all Americans and not just those who are members of his party.”

The republican from Gulfport also said, “I expect our new president to put the best interests of America and our people first. Let it be known that America’s problems are not best met with socialist proposals that are going to further erode our years of historic economic success, grow our national debt and stifle job creation. Americans deserve real solutions that will get this country back on track.”

Hyde-Smith and Palazzo both commended outgoing President Donald Trump for his accomplishes and support during the last four years.

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Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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