Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on 2016 Election

November 9, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the results of the 2016 election:

“The peaceful transfer of power is the cornerstone of our democracy.  After an election in which Donald Trump won the electoral college and Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, we have a responsibility to come together and find common ground.  Only by recognizing and respecting the important contributions that all Americans make to our country’s success can we build an inclusive and stronger future for America.

“Millions of people are proud of the candidacy and leadership of Hillary Clinton.  We are inspired by her, thank her and know that she will continue to be a magnificent force for good in our country.

“As President-elect Trump indicated last night, investing in infrastructure is an important priority of his.  We can work together to quickly pass a robust infrastructure jobs bill.  Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the American people; we must do so in a manner that is strong and smart, and that honors the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.

“I congratulate President-elect Trump and his family, and pray for his success.”