Transcript for Congressional Democrats Look for Common Ground With Trump Administration
The vice president-elect, Mike pence in Washington, meeting with Republicans, but with Democrats, too, and tonight, could there be signs of common ground? The issues they might agree on. And Hillary Clinton, admitting in defeat she has wanted to curl up and not leave the house. Instead, keeping her commitment to attend an event for children. And what she revealed about her late mother. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce. Reporter: A triumphant Mike pence back on capitol hill today, marking the moment with a selfie. The former congressman now vp-elect, telling house Republicans to "Buckle up" for a breakneck pace. Tonight, Democrats are also trying to find common ground with the new administration. And if Mr. Trump has the guts to stand up to those corporations, he will have an ally with me. We can work together on inf infrastructure, issues that relate to child care and the rest. Reporter: Overnight, Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since her concession speech. In a raw, candid moment, describing her late mother's influence. I draw hope and sustenance from another person who influenced my life and still does, every day, my mother. I've talked about her difficult childhood, she was abandoned by her parents. Reporter: Clinton picturing her mother when she was just 8 years old, being put on a train with her little sister, alone and afraid. And I dream of going up to her, and sitting next to her, and taking her in my arms and saying, "Look, look at me, and listen. You will survive, you will have a family of your own, three children. And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up to be a United States senator, represent our country as secretary of state and win more than 62 million votes for president of the United States." And Mary Bruce with us live from Washington tonight. Senator Bernie Sanders, who supported Hillary Clinton, making the rounds now in Washington, and responding to criticism that he might have hurt Clinton's chances by not bringing his supporters around sooner? Reporter: David, Sanders denies that, saying that many of his supporters actually supported Hillary Clinton. And suggesting that maybe he could have defeated trump. But today, he did note that Hillary Clinton, with her victory in the popular vote, will play an important role in the future of the democratic party. David? Mary Bruce with us live tonight. Mary, thank you.
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