In a cute move, she invited first her grandchildren, then all children present, to join her as she took her oath of office:
It's nice to see her instilling civic virtue in the youth. Speaking of youth, the average age of the Congress will drop by ten years, though the incoming class of Reps is more mature than the spoiled 'Freedom Caucus' fratholes who dominated the previous Congress. The 116th Congress also has the most women and people of color in history. While the GOP Senate and the asshole in the White House will ensure that no substantive legislation gets passed by the House, the very fact that they have investigative power is, as Joe Biden would put it, a big fucking deal. In one predictable, but welcome, development, Maxine Waters indicated that she would spend 'some of her time' on subpoenas and investigations:
A change is gonna come. pic.twitter.com/HZIVLsSMET— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 3, 2019
It's nice to see some adults in the Capitol building, albeit a younger crowd than usual. Already, 2019 is looking like it's going to be a better year than the last two.