Here's How US Politicians Reacted to Trump's Victory
There's a lot of silence in Washington, but some are reaching across the aisle.
Donald Trump's electoral victory over Hillary Clinton was the culmination of a long and bitterly divisive presidential campaign season that often saw political allegiances flipped on their heads. As the campaigns dragged on, and negative reports about Trump surfaced, numerous Republicans withdrew their support from Trump. Others later reinstated it, only to withdraw support for a second time later.
Today, however, when facing the reality of Trump's victory, politicians came forward to offer their support of the president-elect.
Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 9, 2016
Congratulations on your victory @realDonaldTrump. As our President, Columba and I will pray for you in the days and months to come.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) November 9, 2016
Congratulations to President-elect Trump & Vice President-elect Pence on their historic victory. Full statement here:https://t.co/beOPzcHLCa— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) November 9, 2016
Barbara and I congratulate @realDonaldTrump, wish him well as he guides America forward as our next President. His family is in our prayers.— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) November 9, 2016
Congrats to President-Elect Donald Trump - as Chrmn of Armed Services Cmte I'll work to confront nat'l security challenges & support troops— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2016
While many prominent liberal members of Congress, like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have yet to make a comment, other politicians urged Congress to reach across the aisle.
My statement on the 2016 Presidential election. pic.twitter.com/r6FpkWPRpT— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 9, 2016
This outcome has broken my heart and the hearts of millions of people, but we must never stop working for a better America.— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) November 9, 2016
Often our greatest courage is just getting up after a long night & persisting in doing good for others, serving, helping & never giving up. https://t.co/l3YUxeNbrN— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 9, 2016
We must not despair. We must not be overwhelmed or throw up our hands. It is time to roll up our sleeves and fight for who we are!— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 9, 2016