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Delaware Co. Republican and Democrat Chairs Share Thoughts on Presidential Transition

Our nation’s leadership changed hands on Wednesday as Donald Trump left Washington D.C. and Joe Biden was sworn in as the next president of the United States.

There is a mix of emotions from Delaware County residents about this transition of power. Roger Helmrichs serves as Chair of the Delaware County Republican Party. He says he has been a supporter of President Trump since he first announced his run for office.

Helmrichs says he’s concerned that a Biden presidency will mean more mandates from the government for the next four years.

Regardless of how you feel about Trump or Biden, the one thing most Americans can agree on is that our country is strongly divided – and there is hope from both parties that we can heal as a nation.

Buzz Pounds, who serves as Chair of the Delaware County Democrats, says there wasn’t much about President Trump’s presidency that surprised him.

But he says after four years of Trump, we can now move on to Biden.

Pounds says we’ll have to wait and see whether the country can come together and heal after so much division, especially these past few weeks.

All but one member of Iowa’s congressional delegation attended President Biden’s inauguration yesterday. Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra was in Iowa attending “senior night” for his daughter’s basketball team at Dordt University.


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