Ryan calls Trump, Pence as election results come in
© Getty Images

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden MORE (R-Wis.) called GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE and his running mate, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence: It's not a 'foregone conclusion' that lawmakers impeach Trump Pence's office questions Schiff's request to declassify more material from official's testimony: report The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice MORE, early Wednesday morning as election results continue to show Trump ahead in electoral votes.


Ryan called to congratulate the Republican presidential ticket on their big night, according to NBC News. The network reported that they had “very good conversations.”

The call comes as Trump leads Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance MORE, but before either has clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

Ryan spoke on Tuesday night in his home state, saying that, “This could be a really good night for America.”

Republicans have retained both their majorities in the Senate and the House.

Ryan has had a tumultuous relationship with Trump throughout the campaign. But in the closing days of the race, the Speaker urged voters nationwide to back the real estate mogul.

On Tuesday evening, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Ryan would not be Speaker if Trump became president.