Statement on the August 9th Primary results

While I expected different results, I would first and foremost like to congratulate Rep. Omar on her victory today. The voters of the Fifth District have signaled their approval of your years in Congress and have made it clear that they want more of your leadership in Washington.

There is no denying that our community faces challenges. We must resolve ourselves to the hard work of reducing gun violence and freeing our communities from the vice of rising crime. We must find the things on which we agree and then build on them. And we must listen to one another and find compromises amongst our disagreements. I campaigned on a promise of making a difference—of working with others. It is now my time to make true on my word and work with Rep. Omar to solve the problems facing our communities. I welcome her help at the federal level as I continue my work here.

Our next mission is to ensure a blue Fifth District. Now that the Primary has finished, it is time to come together and support our nominee so that we can continue to build on President Biden’s progressive agenda and protect the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve.

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