House Speaker John Boehner held a press briefing at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday afternoon where he congratulated Barack Obama and indicated Republicans in Congress were ready to be led by him.

“Mr President, this is your moment. We’re ready to be led,” said Boehner. “Not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans. We want you to lead not as a liberal or a conservative but as president of the United States of America.

“We want you to succeed,” said Boehner. “Let’s challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. Let’s rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country.”