House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday morning from his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin and laid out a path forward for Republican unity.
"This is the most incredible political feat in my lifetime," Ryan said. "Now, Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government."
"With unified Republican government, we can fix problems...There are so many things I'm excited about," Ryan continued. "He just earned a mandate"
Ryan said he has spoken with Trump and vice president-elect Pence twice in the past 18 hours.
"This needs to be a time or redemption, not recrimination," Ryan said. "The opportunity is here, time to go big."