User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Senators Attend Inauguration; Noem Stays Away

January 21, 2013, 4:59 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Senators Attend Inauguration; Noem Stays Away
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The nation watched Monday as President Barack Obama became the 17th president sworn in for a second term.

It was the 57th inauguration of a president and members of South Dakota's delegation all had varying roles and experiences, from sitting at lunch with the newly-elected leader to not even attending at all.

In politically-divided Washington, DC, leaders from both parties came together for the ceremonial swearing in of the president in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

Prominent South Dakota Democrats were there to witness the inauguration, including Senator Tim Johnson and former US Senator Tom Daschle.

Some Republicans, however, did not attend Monday's events including Representative Kristi Noem. Her office tells KELOLAND News that South Dakota's lone member in the House of Representatives was not there due to a previously scheduled family commitment.

But Republican Senator John Thune, who was shown walking onto the inaugural platform with Secretary of State Nominee Senator John Kerry, attended several inauguration activities.

Senator Thune talked about the political mood in Washington with CBS News Monday.

"Inaugurals are always times of new beginnings, fresh starts if you will, and I hope this presents that opportunity for us. The President, if he will reach out to Republicans on Capitol Hill, and Democrats for that matter, I think we can do some good things together," Thune said.

As one of the top-ranking Republicans in the Senate, Thune was also at the inaugural luncheon and he stressed the importance of both parties coming together for the swearing-in of a president.

"But at an inaugural, it's a time that no matter if you're a Republican or Democrat, you appreciate the fact that in this country we can have a smooth transition of power, and for at least a period of time we can put our differences aside and just appreciated the fact that we're Americans," Thune said.

Thune also hopes now that the president is not up for re-election he will be willing to work with Republicans and show leadership on some of the tough issues facing the country.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Official Says Holder Resigning As Attorney General

9/25/2014 9:59 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

Full Story
Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants' Threat

9/28/2014 4:08 PM

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the a...

Full Story
James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies

9/27/2014 2:51 PM

A former Ohio congressman who lost his political career after being convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks has died. James Traficant was 73.

Full Story
Legislative EB-5 Inquiry Leads To Proposed Legislation

9/24/2014 5:51 PM

South Dakota lawmakers are considering changes that they hope will prevent future conflict of interest issues with outgoing state employees.

Full Story | Watch
Jackson County Voters Approve Property Tax Opt Out

9/25/2014 10:49 AM

Voters in Jackson County have approved a three-year, $250,000 opt out of the state-imposed property-tax freeze.

Full Story


Events