Six weeks after Election Day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States for the first time.
A day after electors confirmed their votes in 50 states and Washington D.C., McConnell noted that “the Electoral College has spoken.”
“I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said. “The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He has devoted himself to public. service for many years. I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect, our colleague from California Sen. (Kamala) Harris. Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.”
McConnell, who had congratulated Donald Trump a day after the 2016 election, had refused to acknowledge Biden’s win until Tuesday.
The Kentucky Republican noted the many hoped for a different outcome.
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Since his loss, President Trump has made baseless claims of election fraud and filed more than 40 failed lawsuits.
Biden defeated Trump in the Electoral College by a vote of 306-to-232. He also won the popular vote by more than 7 million ballots.
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