WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Friday regarding the inauguration of President Donald Trump:

“Today, I join with millions of Americans – regardless of party affiliation - in celebrating the peaceful transition of power that makes our government of, by and for the people the envy of the world. While there are many unknowns as we transition from one administration to another, it’s important that we focus on what we do know: that the best way to solve problems is to work together, and the only hope of accomplishing great things is to put people before politics. Washington needs independent voices now more than ever, and I am committed to serving as one for the people of Pennsylvania’s Eighth District.”