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Inauguration Day is upon us and Austinites—famous or otherwise—are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, as well as the end to a chaotic and controversial election season.


Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday morning surrounded by a bevy of high-profile former presidents and celebrities—Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Garth Brooks.

Austinites took to social media in unison with the inauguration, wishing the new administration luck.

CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell has been relatively quiet when it comes to politics but still congratulated the new president and called on America to come together again.

Austin-born musician Ciara took to Twitter to congratulate the new administration on a fresh, new start.

Austin-based musician Jackie Venson celebrated last night, sharing a picture of Harris and Biden looking over the Washington Monument with their spouses, eager for Inauguration Day.

Even Mayor Steve Adler joined in on the celebration, sharing a photo of himself and Biden shaking hands. Adler has previously been rumored to be a candidate for Biden's presidential cabinet. He has since said his focus is on Austin.

Even some unexpected Texas Republicans, like Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Junior Senator Ted Cruz joined in congratulating Biden and honoring the peaceful transfer of power into the White House.

Biden plans to begin work as the president today. Reports show that Biden will sign 17 executive orders in his first day in the Oval Office, including COVID-19 relief, student debt postponement and rejoining the World Health Organization.

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