Enzi issues statement on election results


U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement following Tuesday’s elections.

“It has been a long and hard fought election season, but yesterday millions of Americans took to the polls in order to have their voice heard and exercise their right to vote. For more than 200 years our country’s election process has been a shining example of democracy in action and this year was certainly no different. Our country faces many challenges ahead. Whether it be our growing national debt, rising health care costs or a host of other issues. I hope President-elect Trump will attack them with the same energy he showed in his campaign for the White House. I am ready and willing to help him and the new members of the Senate and House find ways to solve these problems, provided these ways do not treat Wyoming unfairly.

“I commend all candidates, no matter what party, who chose to participate in this election. It is rarely easy, but it is essential for a democracy that those who care enough about their community and believe in themselves take a leap of faith and run for office. My congratulations to Liz Cheney on her election to Wyoming’s U.S. House seat. Our state has long had a strong team in the delegation and I look forward to working with her and Senator John Barrasso to tackle the important issues ahead in Congress that matter to the people of Wyoming.

“The future holds some great challenges for our country. I urge the new president and Congress to concentrate on areas of agreement. This is how we will be able to move forward. That does not mean compromising our principles. We shouldn’t expect others to do that, but a little effort to find common ground will go a long way. America is still the greatest country in the world and I am blessed to represent the greatest state in the country. God bless.”


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