Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Tuesday publicly congratulated President-elect Joe Biden after weeks of refusing to recognize his presidential win.
“Our country has officially a president-elect and a vice-president elect,” he said.
“Our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20. The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said, while recognizing Biden’s decadeslong work in the U.S. Senate.
“I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect, our colleague from California, Sen. Kamala Harris,” McConnell continued. “Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride in that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.”
His recognition comes as President Donald Trump continues to contest the results of the Nov. 3 election, with him claiming, without supporting evidence, that the election was rigged and stolen from him.
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