Fact Sheet (pdf)
Senate Resolution 8 calls on the Senate to urge for a peaceful transition of power in the United States after a rancorous Presidential election year. It also congratulates the President-Elect, hoping the incoming Presidency is a successful one, and pledges that the Senate will work with the President-Elect to ensure the United States remains a world leader. SR 8 is a resolution that should be called upon each time there is a transition of presidential power.
After a grueling election, the President-elect, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and President Barrack Obama have each called for a peaceful transition of power, urging all Americans to work together to support President-elect Donald Trump. The President-elect has specifically called on America to bind the wounds of division, asking all Republicans, Democrats, and Independents across the nation to come together as one united people. Senator Hillary Clinton reached out to the President-Elect and graciously offered to work with him, and expressed hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans, despite noting that our nation is more deeply divided than she realized. President Barrack Obama called on Americans to move forward and reminded the country that we are all on the same team and reiterating the sentiments of his forbearers, that we are not enemies, but friends and though passion may have strained the fabric of our country, we must not break our bonds of affection and envelope the better angels of our nature.