Tennessee, Georgia U.S. Senators, Congressmen react to Joe Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump's departure

Associated Press photo by Andrew Harnik/Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

NASHVILLE - Lawmakers from Tennessee and Georgia weighed in Wednesday on Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration as the nation's 46th president, and Kamala Harris as vice president, with reactions ranging from praise to threats of impeachment.

Here's some of what they had to say:

* U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee: "I join Tennesseans in wishing our new president and vice president well. I will seek to work with the new administration to protect our constitutional freedoms and improve the lives of the American people. I also thank our brave law enforcement and military personnel for their tireless efforts in ensuring a safe, secure and peaceful transfer of power."

* U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tennessee: "Our nation's peaceful transfer of power is at the very bedrock of our republic, but also a clear example to the rest of the world.