Gov. Brown's statement on Trump's election, protecting California values

California Governor Jerry Brown issued a statement today on the election of Donald Trump as president. 

The three-time governor of the Golden State quoted Abraham Lincoln and talked of a country divided, but also how to heal those divisions, move forward and protecting the state's basic principles and California's values. 

Read the full statement here: 

"Today we saw the beginning of the transfer of power to the President-elect.

While the prerogatives of victory are clear, so also are the responsibilities to ensure a strong and unified America. As President Lincoln said, 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' With the deep divisions in our country, it is incumbent on all of us - especially the new leadership in Washington - to take steps that heal those divisions, not deepen them. In California, we will do our part to find common ground whenever possible.

But as Californians, we will also stay true to our basic principles. We will protect the precious rights of our people and continue to confront the existential threat of our time - devastating climate change.