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Larson Statement on the 2016 Election

November 9, 2016
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election:

“The American people have spoken, and they have called for change. I offer my congratulations to President-Elect Donald J. Trump with the understanding that we must pull together to move the nation forward.

"With the Republicans now in control of all levers of government--including the Executive branch, both Legislative chambers, and the pathway to the Supreme Court--the responsibility of governing rests with the majority. Yet we remain committed to the principles that were so eloquently laid out by Secretary Hillary Clinton today: that we are stronger when we are united, and that we are all Americans first--regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or even political party. A great leader leads by example, and Secretary Clinton's grace under pressure and appeal for the peaceful transition of power reminds us why we were with her. 

"We wish Mr. Trump all the best, and we offer whatever help we can provide during this transition. We are all deeply indebted to Secretary Clinton for her enormous service to this nation. To echo her sentiments, it is time now to have faith in one another and not lose heart, for there is more work to be done. God bless her, and God bless America."