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NEW CASTLE, Del. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined Delawareans to wish the First State’s own President-elect Joe Biden and incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden well before they head down to Washington, D.C. for tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony. The celebration took place at the headquarters for the Delaware National Guard, which has been named for President-elect Biden’s son, Beau Biden.

“Delaware is a state of neighbors, and, for decades, we have been lucky to call the Bidens our neighbors. Tomorrow, they will be relocating a little further south and moving into a new residence – the White House – but they will always be our neighbors. And we know that they will make the First State so proud,” said Senator Carper.

Carper continued, “While we all know that Joe Biden is immensely proud of our small state, I know that he will be a President for all Americans – from red states and blue states. For people who voted for him and those who didn’t. He will wake up every day and get to work for every person in this country. My wife Martha and I were thrilled to be able to be there in person today to wish Joe and Jill and their entire family well as they head to Washington to fight for every American, to unite our country and to tackle the tremendous challenges ahead. The crises we face are unprecedented and monumental, but that’s exactly why Joe Biden is the right man for the job. He has the experience. He is a true leader. He has surrounded himself with smart and exceptionally qualified people. And he is ready to get to work for all of us!”

Tonight, ahead of his inauguration tomorrow, President-elect Joe Biden will participate in a vigil at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the over 400,000 Americans who have died as a result of COVID-19.