Residents, local officials hopeful Biden team will bring about necessary change

Residents and local officials in Westchester told News 12 they feel hopeful that the Biden team will bring about necessary change.
The people in downtown White Plains said they are looking forward to a Biden White House, especially during the pandemic and seeing him address some of the issues.
"Let's hope so. If he does well, we all do well... I didn't vote for him, but I do wish him the best," Kelly Castel wrote.
Barbara Weinheim still believes Biden wasn't elected legally, writing, "You cheated your way in and you want to unite… turn yourself in, then we will talk."
President Joe Biden lost Sylvia Jo's support before Wednesday.
"United? No. I want to like this guy but the second he got on TV and said 'if the capitol rioters were Black...' that did it for me..." she wrote.
DeeDee Farana writes, "He will most definitely work hard to make it happen, but uniting America is also up to the people. If people are willing to just stop the hate and negativity we might get there."
Just hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden signed his first executive orders, targeting Trump's policies on immigration, climate change, racial equality, and the coronavirus. They hope he continues to undo what Trump has done.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who was at the Capitol during the violent insurrection two weeks ago, was back at the Capitol Wednesday, feeling very different as he watched President Biden take his oath of office.
He told News 12 on the phone that he's hopeful that Democracy has prevailed.
"The good news is there are more than enough Republicans on Capitol Hill who did not succumb to the big lie President Trump was trying to tell about the election," he says. "It is going to be important for all of us to remember where the lying and the deceit brought us, and to reject the violence that came with it and to hold accountable those who engaged in it."
With a renewed sense of spirit and accountability, Maloney says their top priorities will be to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost to Americans and to rebuild the economy which shattered this past year.
Just hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden signed his first executive orders, targeting Trump's policies on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the coronavirus. They hope he continues to undo what Trump has done.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who was at the Capitol during the violent insurrection two weeks ago, was back at the Capitol Wednesday, feeling very different as he watched President Biden take his oath of office.
He told News 12 on the phone that he's hopeful that Democracy has prevailed.
"The good news is there are more than enough Republicans on Capitol Hill who did not succumb to the big lie President Trump was trying to tell about the election," he says. "It is going to be important for all of us to remember where the lying and the deceit brought us, and to reject the violence that came with it and to hold accountable those who engaged in it."
With a renewed sense of spirit and accountability, Maloney says their top priorities will be to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost to Americans and to rebuild the economy which shattered this past year.