TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ historic victory in the 2020 election:
“After four years of division, hate, and the outright assault on our values and institutions, the American people have firmly rejected President Trump. They braved a pandemic, the weather, and voter suppression efforts to cast their ballots and vote toward moving our country in a different direction, one that celebrates our diversity, humanity, and the dignity of every person.
“This is a win for science-based solutions to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and safely returning our students to school and putting our families back to work. It’s a win for real action to combat the climate crisis and protect our planet and environment for generations to come. It’s a win for transforming our immigration system into one that puts families first. But this isn’t just a win for Biden supporters, it’s a win for all Americans who love this country, love their neighbors, and want to see everyone not just scaping by to survive, but thrive.
“The American people have spoken, and I urge President Trump to respectfully concede and commit to a peaceful transition of power that all other Presidents have undertaken since the founding of our country.”