AUSTIN, Texas - Before Inauguration Day the FBI warned of possible armed protests at state capitols, but on the day Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated most of those who showed up at the Texas State Capitol supported the new president and vice president.
FOX 7 Austin's Kacey Bowen spoke to supporters who said they wanted to be out to celebrate and embrace "the new America that is upon us."
Norma Luna and her sister traveled from Killeen to watch a live stream on her phone of the inauguration on the steps of the Texas State Capitol.
In tears, Luna said she never thought "politics would do this to her." "I’m just so happy and relieved and have hope and am looking forward to the future," she said.
Luna is a teacher and said she is going to use this historic day as a learning lesson for her students. "We’re going to go back and tell our kids we were here at the Capitol when all this was going on," she said.
She said coming out Wednesday meant so much more. "I just felt like these past four years were nothing but divisive," Luna said. "We wanted to be here in unity with each other and unity with anyone else we encountered. That was probably the bigger deal."
There were some who showed up who said they would not support the administration. One man said that he does not support Joe Biden's policies and said that he would not accept Biden as the new president.
"Politics is like Pandora’s Box," Jacob, who refused to give his last name, said. "When you open up Pandora’s Box and start taking things out, you can’t ever get it back in there. So then both sides get to use what was taken out. They spent the last four years, 'Not my President.' Well, guess what? You made the rules, this is the game. So I get to play the game like you wanted to play it - 'Not my President'."
Jacob says he will continue to support former President Trump, saying he believes he won the election, despite votes being certified and no proof of voter fraud.
"This was unfair," he said. "Things weren’t answered properly, and I hope Trump has a good time in the future."