Priebus: Voters Want Trump, GOP To Take US In 'Bold New Direction'

John Locher

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus early Wednesday morning released a statement congratulating Donald Trump on his win and declaring that American voters want Republicans to "take the country in a bold new direction."

"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," Priebus said in a statement. "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."

Priebus touted the RNC's efforts to turn out voters across the country to help bring Trump to a stunning victory.

"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," he said. "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."

And the RNC chair touted GOP unity after Trump overcame hesitance from establishment Republicans to win the presidency.

"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," Priebus said in the statement.

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