Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the swearing-in of President Donald Trump:

“I’m disappointed that President Trump chose to continue the rhetoric of his campaign in his inauguration speech. Instead of a hopeful, positive vision for America, he chose a false and misleading characterization of our great nation. Instead of seeking that which unites us, he chose division and isolationism. Eventually, I hope, he will understand that the majority of Americans who did not support him, will not stand by a President who does not respect them.”

“Thank you President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden, for your untiring, hopeful, optimistic, and graceful leadership over the last eight years. Now more than ever, we need to continue to hear your voice and your vision for an inclusive, more democratic nation.”