Inauguration Day

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

West Michigan’s U.S. House leaders offered statements on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden. U.S. Representative Peter Meijer congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In a statement, the Grand Rapids Republican defended democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.

Grand Rapids Inauguration Day "watch party" reactions

Jan 20, 2017
Donald Trump
Wikimedia Commons / Joint Congressional Inauguration Committee

As President Donald Trump took the oath of office and was officially sworn in, watch parties across Grand Rapids took place to witness the ushering in of a new presidency. WGVU spoke with a number of people about their immediate reaction to President Trump's inauguration speech.

"We will make America great again!"

As President Donald Trump finished his inaugural speech, a large crowd at kent County GOP headquarters cheered on the new president, and most felt that the speech delivered a unifying message after months of division.