Pelosi declares Democrats' victory in the US House
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats in the US House of Representatives will use their newly won majority to pursue a bipartisan agenda for the country and work for 'solutions that bring us together'
Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans. It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration. It's about stopping the GOP and Mitch McConnell's assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the healthcare of 130m Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions. Let's hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions.
In stark contrast to the GOP Congress, the Democratic Congress will be led with transparency and openness so that the public can see what's happening and how it affects them, and that they can weigh in with the members of Congress and with the president of the United States.
We will have accountability. And we will strive for bipartisanship with fairness on all sides. We will have a responsibility to find our common ground where we can, stand our ground where we can't. But we must try.
We'll have a bipartisan marketplace of ideas that makes our democracy strong. A Democratic Congress will work for solutions that bring us together.