Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Jay Inslee, Patty Murray.

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Jay Inslee, Patty Murray.

Politicians react to Biden’s win after days of uncertainty

Democratic lawmakers applauded the new president-elect and Kamala Harris, who made history.

EVERETT — Democratic politicians fired off press releases and took to Twitter Saturday morning hailing Joe Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump after the Associated Press and other major news outlets called the race.

Here is a sample of reactions:

Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen

“I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for winning this battle for the soul of America. This is a historic victory and I applaud voters for making their voices heard in record numbers. Now, we must come together to rebuild our country and restore American democracy.”

— U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen

“In particular, as the grandmother of two young girls who have seen Kamala Harris as a role model since she was first elected to federal office, I’m smiling today about the history Kamala has made, and about all the parents telling their children ‘See, you can too!’ as she becomes our nation’s first woman, Black and Indian-American vice president.”

— U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

“The Biden-Harris administration will advance an agenda of recovery and sustainability. They will lead a strong and science-based approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding our economy and addressing the hardship faced by millions. They will protect and expand access to health care for Washingtonians. They will protect clean air and clean water in our communities, while taking bold action to defeat the climate crisis – putting America on the path to a robust clean energy economy that creates millions of living-wage jobs.”

— Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Suzan DelBene

Suzan DelBene

“Today we begin a new chapter in American history, defined by honesty & goodwill. This was a historic election with a historic outcome. I expect a peaceful & professional transition to a new administration so we can focus on the needs of the American people immediately.”

— U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene

“My heartfelt thanks to Joe Biden for running on a platform of uniting the country, delivering the plan and resources needed to fight COVID-19, and working on an economic agenda for all Americans. He will bring people together to combat climate change and tackle racial injustice.”

— U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell

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