Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States for the first time on Tuesday, after declining to do so while President Donald Trump contested the election results.
“Our country has officially a president-elect and a vice-president elect,” the Kentucky Republican said. McConnell’s recognition of Biden came at the tail end of a long speech praising Trump’s accomplishments.
Barry Black, the esteemed Senate chaplain, says in his morning prayer: “We accept the results of the Electoral College and ask that you bless President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.” His prayer comes before McConnell’s speech on the floor
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 15, 2020
“Our country has officially a president-elect and a vice-president elect,” McConnell says, recognizing the Electoral College results confirming Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the winners of #Election2020 https://t.co/qGBZ3d2IXF
— Katherine Gypson (@kgyp) December 15, 2020
Senate Majority Leader McConnell acknowledges Biden’s win for the first time:
“The Electoral College has spoken … I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.” pic.twitter.com/zBHNOxATRH
— The Recount (@therecount) December 15, 2020