Congresswoman Slaughter reacts to her own win and Hillary Clinton’s loss

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Slaughter reacts to win
In a decisive win, Louise Slaughter kept her seat in the 25th Congressional District, which means she now becomes the Dean of the New York House Delegation.
 
Upon arriving at Congresswoman Slaughter’s office, it becomes clear that she and Hillary Clinton are mroe than acquaintances.
 
“She was the first person to call me when my husband died,” says Slaughter.
 
For her, watching Clinton’s concession speech could not have been harder. 
 
“I just heard someone say well don’t worry someday some woman will win,” she says. “I’m really disappointed it could not have been her and this was not the time.”
 
Like Clinton, though, Slaughter says it’s already time to move on. 
 
“It’s his turn, he won fair and square and it is his time and we put America first,” says Slaughter. 
 
The country will move on with Slaughter once again in a seat of power, to an extent. Republicans will control both chambers of Congress and the presidency. 
 
Slaughter expects the unchallenged repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the appointment of conservative justices. But, she quickly adds that she is not returning to Washington dejected. 

“People give me their trust, I don’t take that lightly,” she says. “Don’t do anything to betray that.”

Slaughter did have a critique of the Clinton campaign. She says her team never pushed back hard enough at Trump’s allegations.

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