1. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"How exciting it is to come before you today with Joe Biden having the tremendous mandate that he has and that pretty soon the hyphen will be gone from Vice President to President-elect Joe Biden. It's a happy day for our country because Joe Biden is a unifier, because he is determined to bring people together, because he respects all points of view. And as he has said, I ran as a Democrat, I will govern as president for all of the people, whether they voted for me or not."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"This has been a life or death fight for the fate of our democracy, as he says, the soul of our country. We did not win every battle in the House, but we did win the war."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"We lost a few seats, but as I said, we won those seats in Trump districts. He wasn't on the ballot. He is now. I think that what happened with the Democrats for Congress across the country helped contribute to the Biden success. So we're very proud to be part of that mandate, very proud of that."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Joe Biden has a big mandate, a bigger mandate than John F. Kennedy when I was in school and a bigger mandate than others, that it's it's pretty exciting for the country because he respects every single person in our country, certainly every single person who voted. And we respect all of them. And it is a we have challenges that need to be faced because of the future was is inevitable and all that it contains. But we want people to know that decisions about it start at the kitchen table and and out, not at the corporate boardroom and trickle down."