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Rosen talks Trump, gun control and priorities post-election

Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 16:25:02-05

Nevada's new senator-elect Jacky Rosen says she would like to see President Donald Trump be less divisive and the president's new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller.

Rosen told reporters Friday at the Nevada Democratic Party's headquarters in Las Vegas that Whitaker's past comments critical of the Muller investigation were the reason he should step aside.

The 61-year-old congresswoman defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in Tuesday's election by capturing 50 percent of the vote to his 45 percent.

She will become Nevada's second-ever female U.S. senator, serving alongside the state's first, fellow Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto.

Rosen says protecting health coverage for pre-existing conditions is her chief priority and she sees room to work with Trump and Republicans in Washington on cybersecurity.