Local Reaction to Presidential Inauguration
GREEN BAY, WI -- Many people around Northeast Wisconsin were watching the President being sworn in for the second time today.
Both Democrats and Republicans have their own thoughts about President Obama’s next term, and key issues.
The Brown County Democrats held a watch party for volunteers. About 20 people showed up. They say they’re looking forward to four more years.
“I'm looking for an end to 10 years of war. I'm looking for equal pay for women, equal rights for everyone,” said Richard Langan, a volunteer for the Democrats.
War, economy, equal rights all important topics. But there's one common goal, both sides are hoping to achieve.
“My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together,” said President Obama, in his 18-minute speech.
Local lawmakers agree.
“We're not Democratic, we're not Republican, we’re one country. And I think the President wants to push for that,” said State Sen. Dave Hanson, (D) Green Bay.
Outagamie County Republican Party spokesperson, Ron Tusler agrees that cooperation is key.
“Republican, Democrat, that isn't important thing,” said Tusler. “The important thing is that we have the right staff and to make the right decisions to help every American equally.”
Tusler also wants to see major changes to the national debt.
“We don't believe the President has done well in his first 4 years, the United States is at a crossroads,” he said.
The President says getting the nation's fiscal house in order will be at the forefront of his agenda as he embarks on the next four years.