Conservatives celebrated the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, calling for unity and envisioning a new era of strength and prosperity for the nation and for all Americans.
"Today is a historic day for America," declared South Dakota Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
"I look forward to working with the president and my colleagues in Congress to pursue pro-growth policies that strengthen the economy and create more good-paying jobs."
Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico said that "the inauguration of President Trump is the ultimate example of our democracy in action.
"After a brutal election season and partisanship, the nation came together to peacefully transfer power to the people's chosen successor."
House Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry of North Carolina said that "now is the time for action.
"Over the next four years, I look forward to working with President Trump to repair our nation's broken healthcare system, rewrite our tax code, and create a regulatory climate that allows small businesses to grow and prosper.
"Together, we can improve the lives of all American families."
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman also called for cooperation.
"In order to make progress on these issues, we must work together to address the challenges facing our country," he said. "If we do that, we can deliver results and make a real difference in the lives of Ohioans and all Americans."
So did Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.
"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate, including Democrats, to find areas of agreement in the pursuit of our shared goal of a strong and prosperous America," he said.
In his swearing in as the 45th president of the United States, Trump pledged to empower the nation's "forgotten men and women" and vowed to stir "new national pride," bring jobs back to America and "eradicate completely" Islamic terrorism.
"From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only, 'America First,'" Trump said as he stood under the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol.
For too long, he said, "a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost."
His inauguration gives Republicans control of the White House and Congress.
Trump was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, using a family Bible and another by President Abraham Lincoln's when he was inaugurated in 1861.
He was surrounded by outgoing President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden — and three other presidents: Republican George W. Bush, and Democrats Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
"To all Americans in every city near and far, small and large from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again," Trump said.
The House Freedom Caucus, the group of conservative Republicans that ultimately forced the ouster of former House Speaker John Boehner in 2015, said that Friday was "a day of celebration and unity as we embark on a new era in the United States.
"While there are significant challenges that lay ahead for our great nation, we are confident that our new president and vice president will be ready to go to work on day one for the American people.
"This is an exciting time, but also a time of incredible responsibility."
Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women, said that "President Trump has built a private-sector empire not just by listening to people, but by hearing loud and clear what they are saying.
"It is with great confidence and renewed enthusiasm that we look to the next four years of once again standing tall on the world stage."
Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador said simply: "I'm excited. Let's get to work."
Dozens of other conservatives took to Twitter:
House Speaker Paul Ryan:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:
Incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer:
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott:
California Rep. Darrell Issa:
Virginia Rep. Dave Brat:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:
Political strategist Karl Rove:
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard:
Author Ann Coulter:
Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham:
"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough:
Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza:
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer:
Radio host Steve Deace:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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