Fulton Commissioner says she’ll attend Donald Trump’s inauguration

Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann during a county commission meeting.



Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann during a county commission meeting.

When president-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the next president of the United States, a Fulton County commissioner and a leading Republican activist in north Fulton County says she’ll be there to witness it.

Commissioner Liz Hausmann, who was vice chair from January 2015 until Democrat Joan Garner was elected to the position Wednesday, said she has a "big family group" going to the inauguration in Washington on January 20.

“I want to go and be part of the celebration for a Republican taking back the White House,” said Hausmann, who represents District 1, which includes Johns Creek and portions of Alpharetta, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

Hausmann was a delegate to the Republican National Convention and has been involved in Republican party politics for 25 years. She intimated that her support initially lay with someone other than Trump, but believes "our country is built on the peaceful transition of power."

“I would not tell you that our president(-elect) was my first choice, but he is our president(-elect) and I plan to support him and do all I can to help him be successful,” Hausmann said.

This will be Hausmann’s third time attending an inauguration, as she went to both of George W. Bush’s ceremonies. She has also visited Washington “many times” under Democratic administrations to keep “lines of communication open,” she said.

“As a leader in Fulton County government I think it’s very important that we have positive relationships with our other government partners, whether it’s our local partners—cities and school systems—or our state partners, and of course our federal partners,” she said. “Fulton County is very dependent on support from the federal government."

Hausmann’s trip, scheduled from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, is filed with events such as watching the post-ceremony parade and potentially attending an inaugural ball Jan. 20.

She will visit the offices of Georgia lawmakers Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Tom Price and Rep. Jody Hice.

Former president and Georgia governor Jimmy Carter has also announced he'll attend the ceremony.

U.S. Hank Johnson, the Democrat from Lithonia, is hosting an event to rail against the incoming Trump administration and the GOP's Congressional agenda.