(CNSNews.com) - An enthusiastic House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a news conference on Wednesday, "Donald Trump pulled off an amazing political feat, and he deserves tremendous credit for that. It helped us keep our majorities, but it also showed the country that people don't like the direction we were going. We need to change direction."
On Wednesday, Ryan said he has spoken several times with Trump in the past 18 hours.
"He just earned a mandate," Ryan said.
In response to a question, Ryan said there is no reason for anyone to worry about their civil liberties being violated under a Trump administration: "Take a look at the judges that he has already said he will choose from to put on the Supreme Court. These are judges that actually respect the Bill of Rights, that respect the Constitution.
"I think one of the biggest victories of this race is the Constitution itself. And so for those people who are concerned, and for those people who clearly didn't want the Republicans to win, we have a very clear agenda. We believe in the principles that built this country, we believe in the Constitution. We have an agenda to get people back to work; we want to bring accountability to the federal government; we want the federal government to respect the states.”