Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement:
“After one of the most bitterly contested Presidential races in history, we have one of the most unexpected results in history, and Donald Trump will soon become President of the United States. As a supporter of Secretary Clinton, this was a painful, even heartbreaking conclusion, but that is the way democracy works. We have a peaceful transition of power, and for those of us that got knocked down, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and live to fight another day.
“We also do everything we can to make the country successful with its new President, to find common ground when we can, to energetically oppose him when we must, but always to work for the common good. The country faces enormous challenges – both at home and abroad – and all Americans must now come together to lift up the country we all cherish. I remain a deep believer in this great nation, and something President Bill Clinton once said, that ‘there is nothing wrong in America that cannot be cured by what is right in America.’ Let us draw on all that is right and good within us and build a better future for ourselves and our children.”