Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement celebrating tonight’s historic victories in electing Donald Trump president and maintaining Republican majorities in the House and Senate:
“Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and our Republican majorities in the House and Senate! Tonight voters made one thing clear: they want Republicans to take the country in a bold new direction. Donald Trump’s candidacy inspired millions of Americans to join his quest to give a voice to those who have long felt silenced. For the past seventeen months Donald Trump has been distinguished by a steadfast commitment to bring change, and now he is going to take that enthusiasm to Washington D.C. to work for the American people as their president. For four years the RNC has been the only organization with a permanent field operation organizing in every battleground state and the investments by our party and supporters paid off in delivering the White House and keeping our House and Senate majorities. The RNC’s decision to devote resources to holding the House and Senate proved to be a vital strategic decision that was instrumental in delivering this victory. We are ready to introduce a Republican agenda of economic opportunity, strong national security, and individual freedom that will benefit all Americans.
“This is a big night for Republicans, a testament to what can be accomplished when our Party comes together, and the product of everything for which millions of volunteers and supporters have tirelessly labored for months and in some cases even years. With a Republican Congress firmly in place and Donald Trump in the White House, we can get to work on fixing Washington and bringing prosperity back to the American people.
“Hillary Clinton ran a hard-fought race and many of her supporters are everyday Americans passionate about making our great country a better place. While we disagree on many issues, enthusiasm for the public good is a hallmark of a healthy democracy and Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton should take pride in their principled commitments to our republic.”