Kerry Washington, Bono and more celebs react to Joe Biden's inauguration

Hollywood has long leaned politically liberal, so Jan. 20, 2021, marked a happy day for most in Tinseltown. As they watched the inauguration of Joe Biden, many of them took to social media to celebrate. Kerry Washington, for instance, tweeted several times during the pomp and circumstance. “Sooooo much work to do. But TODAY I want to celebrate. And pray. And revel in our tremendous power (even against all odds) to make history happen,” she wrote. She later praised 22-year-old Amanda Gorman for her poem reading. “YES @TheAmandaGorman. YES!!!!!! God bless you. ‘It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.'”

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“Past Presidents and First Ladies (esp Michelle) chic AF #BidenHarrisInauguration,” Elizabeth Banks said. She later added, “Am I singing along w @garthbrooks? You betcha. #AmazingGrace.”

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“We are going to be okay. From the wreckage there will be renewal, from the wounds will grow compassion and character, from the division will come clarity, from the despair will come wisdom, from the loss will come community.” –Mark Ruffalo

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“We did it. In so many ways. We, the people. #BidenHarris #InaugurationDay #Inauguration2021 #Inauguration” –Mayim Bialik

“It’s been a long four years. Very Long. Finally, hope is on the way. So happy we made it to today.” –Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“As an Irishman, I’ve always believed America isn’t just a country, it’s an idea, one the whole world has a stake in. Lady Liberty’s been bruised and battered these past four years but today her flame burns bright as we watch her torch transfer to two new leaders who will calm the waters, even while they chart a new course. Joe Biden understands that in perilous times like these it is Yeats’ concept of cold passion that’s required…an idea both very Irish, and very American. Congratulations and Godspeed to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who’s history making, history-shaping achievement deserves many more moments in the sun. And here’s to those conservatives who, when incited to turn your back on democracy, chose to put country above party, truth above tribalism … and accepted that the people have spoken.”  #Inauguration #Inauguration2021 –Bono

“Thank God” –Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“It matters. Happy Inauguration everyone.” –Mindy Kaling

Alex Rodriguez posted this selfie from Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2021.

“IN TEARS” –Andy Cohen

“President @JoeBiden asks us to see each other as neighbors. Love that he asks us to lower the temperature. Says this is our historic moment. We must meet this moment united. If we do, we will not fail #InaugurationDay” –Maria Shriver

“I tried to sing with Garth but got about 6 words right” —Chrissy Teigen. Earlier in the day she also tweeted, “Hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz.”

“I’m starting to think Mexico isn’t gonna pay for the wall.” –Zach Braff

“That moment. Inviting everyone in America to sing “Amazing Grace” together … it was hard to get the words out through tears. But it felt beautiful to do that with folks all across the country. #Inauguration,” Sophia Bush wrote. She also celebrated Kamala Harris. “VP is a Woman,” she wrote.

Leslie Jones live-tweeted the inauguration and posts many, many videos. “How awesome!! CONGRATS PRESIDENT BIDEN!!,” she wrote alongside a video of Joe Biden being sworn in. When Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President, she happily wrote, “YAAAAAAAAASSSS SHE IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS.”

“Getting emotional but feeling a great since of pride watching the inauguration of Joe Biden. I have such a great sense of hope, love and peace. God Bless America!” –Cynthia Bailey

“It’s a good speech. Thank god this is happening.” –Billy Eichner

“Finally feel comfortable following @potus” –Antoni Porowski

“We must never take Democracy for granted again.” –Josh Gad

“Happy Inauguration Day America. Wishing everyone love, safety and peace.” –Jameela Jamil

“Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris!!! What a happy day it is #InaugurationDay” –Dionne Warwick

“Y’all, we’re about to get a REAL President! #AintGodGood,” Wanda Sykes tweeted. She later praised inauguration performers Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks

“I will not apologize for getting emotional and a little misty in the eye on reflecting on this moment and the story of our nation,” Dan Rather tweeted. “Never underestimate the ability to heal.”

“I love President Donald J. Trump & I’ll NEVER be afraid to say it.” –Kristy Swanson

“Such moving optimistic words from @JoeBiden yesterday. Thank you, Mr. President, for moving us toward progress again.” –George Takei

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