Last night and again this morning, I spoke with president-elect Donald Trump and I congratulated him on his great victory.
Let me just say, this is the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime. This is something you’ve heard me say time and again.
Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.
And now, Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government.
I want to congratulate my friend Mike Pence. Mike Pence is a good man, a principled conservative, and he will make a great vice president.
Of course, I am immensely proud of the campaign that our House members and our candidates ran.
Our House majority is bigger than expected. We won more seats than anyone expected, and much of that is thanks to Donald Trump.
Now we have important work to do.
We will honor the timeless principles that our country was founded on; liberty, freedom, free enterprise, consent of the governed. And we will apply those principles to the problems of the day.
There is no doubt our democracy can be very messy and we do remain a sharply divided country.
I think president-elect Donald Trump set the perfect tone last night for doing just this.
But I got to tell you, having been involved in these lame ducks before, it is very exciting to be going into a lame duck where we have a Republican president following right after it.
Thank you, everybody. Appreciate it. Thank you.