SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the country has elected a leader who has "demonstrated outright misogyny" and displayed "racism and authoritarian tendencies."
Speaking at a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, Murray said despite the views held by President-elect Donald Trump Seattle would remain a welcoming city for immigrants, minorities and others.
He said Seattle would remain a "sanctuary city" that would shelter illegal immigrants, even if it meant losing federal funding. He said Seattle was committed to building and growing its relationship with the government of Mexico.
He also urged the city's liberal residents to not condemn people who voted for the Republican candidate but to "understand and move forward."
And Murray, who as a state lawmaker led efforts to legalize gay marriage in Washington, said the gay community would not give up the progress made on same-sex marriage.