Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell officially congratulated and acknowledged that Joe Biden is the president-Elect of the United States.
While Donald Trump has continued to rail against the election results, and many Republicans in Congress have refused to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win, even signing on to a amicus brief pleading with the Supreme Court to overturn the results, the process has moved forward, the electoral college has voted, and now even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged that Trump lost and Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the President of the United States in January.
Watch Mitch McConnell finally acknowledge Biden's win: pic.twitter.com/zBHNOxATRH
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“Yesterday electors met in all 50 states. As of this morning, our country has officially a President-Elect and a Vice President-Elect. Many millions of us had hoped the Presidential election would yield a different result but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th. The electoral college has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden.”
He also congratulated Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and called for the nation to take pride in having a female Vice Presiden-Elect.
Republicans have continued to deny the win, with a slate of fake electors even gathering to vote for Trump on Monday in states that Biden won — while the actual electors met and cast their official votes, confirming Joe Biden. They’ve refused to acknowledge the win, though they’re reportedly accepting it in private, and saying that to openly recognize Trump’s loss would open them to repercussions.
McConnell congratulating Biden is a significant shift, and Trump probably will not be pleased.
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