Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who did not support Donald Trump for president, has congratulated him on his victory and says it’s her hope that he will focus on issues that unite people.

Collins said in a statement Wednesday that she pledges to work with Trump in that effort.

“Donald Trump is the President-elect of our country, and I congratulate him on his victory,” Collins wrote. “My hope is that President-elect Trump will focus on issues that unite us and that together we can usher in an era of accomplishment. I pledge to work with him in that effort.”

Collins had been critical of Trump throughout the campaign. She had said the businessman does not reflect the values historically held by Republicans nor “the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country.”

Collins said she shares the relief of many Americans that the long, divisive presidential election has drawn to a close.


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