San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg ‘hopeful’ on Biden Inauguration Day

San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg is feeling “hopeful” after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were inaugurated Wednesday.

The local leader made his first public comments on the new administration via Twitter around noon, after Biden and Harris were sworn in.

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“For all we have seen over the last four years, & understanding that few things are solved overnight, I am hopeful,” he shared online. “We have a pandemic to beat, a nation to heal, & progress to be made. I wish @POTUS and @VP the best of luck as they lead us toward better days and a brighter future.”

Last week, Nirenberg addressed Biden in a letter with his mayoral colleagues. In the Jan. 14 letter, he asked Biden for more local access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Cities have consistently been on the front line of our nation’s COVID-19 response. I’m proud to join my mayoral colleagues in requesting that the Biden Administration prioritize a direct line of vaccines to our communities. We must do all we can to expand & improve access,” he said online before Biden took office.

Nirenberg’s feeling of promise is a pivot to one he shared online earlier this month, when violence at the U.S. Capitol which attempted to halt the certification of the presidential results. Nirenberg called the “naked act of insurrection” on Jan. 6 which killed five “an extraordinarily sad day.”

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