Dudley Najieb recaps on the historical nature of California native, U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris
By ONME Newswire
ONR producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the inauguration of Joseph Biden Jr. as the 36th U.S. president and Kamala D. Harris of Oakland, CA as the 47th U.S. vice-president, and well as local city of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer's message of taking a break from social media for today.
Across the country, a faction of the 74 million Trump supporters, whom some became rioters Jan. 6 by participating in an insurrection on the nation's capitol, are not accepting Joe Biden as their president; although, all election results and processes confirm that the election has been certified--Biden is the 46th president of the United States.
The election process as it stands now is a part of our democracy, where the government certifies all final votes based on the will of the people--this is the mission of the current process, that does have its challenges. However, there still has not been clear evidence on the nationwide fraud depicted from some members of the Republican Party and former President, Donald Trump.
Capitols throughout the nation were concerned about the real threats made to evade different, popular states and their capitols from the faction of Trump supporters.
Although there was no evidence of real threats in Fresno, CA, Mayor Dyer, the City of Fresno Council and Police Chief Paco Balderrama addressed those concerns and assured the public that they were prepared for any those suggested threats.
Mayor Dyer suggested that, "We seem to have lost sight of those things in our country that keep us together -- number one, our country. We are all part of the United States of America." said Mayor Dyer. "We have lost sight of the fact that we have in common our freedoms--when you compare us to some of the other countries in the world. We have freedoms that we share. And we have lost site of the fact that we are common in terms of our humanity, something that we must never forget."
Mayor Dyer reiterated that we are all 99.9% of the same genetic make up; somehow that .1% makes a difference to some people who focus just on that; there is only one race which is the human race.
City of Fresno Council President Luis Chavez also agreed that it was important for residents to unite and move on from the election results as there are so many other challenges that must be dealt with city-wide; he, too, has dealt with loss in his own political career and said from that he still had to move forward and respectfully accept who won the election seat he sought.
"It's much more than that; it's a day (inauguration day) when we put our differences aside, and we work together," said Chavez, "and I want to bring that message home to our city because they always say that politics is local."
Fresno Police Chief Balderrama reassured the public that they would be safe from this date and moving forward being that they had extra officers in certain areas of the city, and that they were in communication with the FBI to identify any possible threats. He also reiterated that people have the First Amendment Right to protest and express freedom of speech, but without the violence.
"I really hope for the City of Fresno, and for the rest of the country that we just have a peaceful transfer of power, and that we let the Constitution and the laws of this county do what they are supposed to do," said Chief Balderrama.
Several faith leaders also spoke for the need for peace overall for the country and the city, and that we may not always agree, but it doesn't mean we can't get along.
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