Clinton supporters in Houston 'shocked' and 'depressed'

Hillary Clinton's unexpected loss left a lot of Houstonians feeling disappointed and concerned. "My whole family voted for Hillary. All of us are disappointed and in shock. My wife has no words for anybody, so it's a depressing day for me," said Brandy C

HOUSTON - Hillary Clinton delivered a painful concession speech in New York City Wednesday morning.

She told the crowd, “This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it.”

Her unexpected loss has left a lot of people feeling disappointed and concerned. Many of those supporters are in Harris County where Clinton took 54 percent of the vote.

“My whole family voted for Hillary. All of us are disappointed and in shock. My wife has no words for anybody, so it’s a depressing day for me,” said Brandy Chu.


Chu was one of several Houstonians who shared their thoughts on the election at Cutthroat Barbers in the Heights.

“When I walked into [Ritual Bar], Trump was already ahead. The girlfriend and I just stopped and looked at each other and said, ‘This is really what it’s coming down to?’” said John Velasco.

Velasco said this whole election has been a battle between bad and worse.

“I know social media for one is going nuts on all of this. There isn’t a positive review on anybody,” said Velasco.

Others think the country should wait to rush to judgment.

Skyler Wheeler voted for third-party candidate Gary Johnson, but he says all his roommates voted for Clinton.

“They aren’t feeling great this morning. I’m not as scared as everybody else but I can understand a lot of people’s reservations today,” said Wheeler. “There’s a lot of hate out there right now. It’s not as bad as anyone thinks. Not everybody’s a racist. Not everybody is a bigot. I’m not sure if he is or not, I didn’t vote for him, but I think it’s going to be OK.”

Clinton voters say feeling OK will just take time.

“Tomorrow is another day, that’s w

hat I’m hearing from a lot of people that supported Hillary. We’ll get over it and move on,” said Chu.

 

 


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