Senate Republican Majority Leader Acknowledges Biden Victory

As of this morning, our country officially has a president-designate and a vice-president-designate, the most senior Republican in Congress said in the Senate chamber, citing legal and constitutional processes leading to the appointment of the President of the United States.

Mitch McConnell had been criticized by Democrats, political scientists and journalists alike for his refusal to recognize the president-elect’s victory, a gesture that elected officials, even from the opposing party, traditionally take automatically as soon as the media announces a winner. .

The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.

Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Majority Leader

The Senate knows the president-elect well, he added of his former colleague, who served for more than three decades as a senator from Delaware. He devoted himself to public service for many years, he stressed.

He also recognized the historic nature of the election of California Senator Kamala Harris. Beyond our differences, all Americans can be proud that our nation has a woman elected for the first time as Vice President., he said.

Ms. Harris will also be the first African-American woman and the first Asian-American person to assume the second-highest role in the White House.

Before congratulating them, the elected representative of Kentucky began his speech by listing the almost endless achievements of President Trump.

Subsequently, who will be the 46th President of the United States told reporters that he had a good conversation with his former Republican colleague and said he called him to thank him for his congratulations.

Joe Biden, in front of a blue screen saying Office of the President-elect, speaks to the media
Photo: Reuters / MIKE SEGAR

U.S. President-designate Joe Biden lamented President Trump’s attitude on Monday.

The ex-senator added that they had always been honest with each other and had agreed to meet as soon as possible. I can’t wait to work with him, he argued.

Washington’s most powerful Republican after Donald Trump is not the only one who waited for the Electoral College vote to recognize Joe Biden’s victory.

Earlier today, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and later those of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, among the latest international leaders to do so, also congratulated the future. American president.

Trump doesn’t flinch

Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged President Trump and Republican elected officials to follow in Mitch McConnell’s footsteps for the good of the country.

It is time for him to end his term with a minimum of grace and dignity, he argued. Enough is enough.

Our Republican colleagues, for the sake of our democracy, for the sake of the peaceful transition of power, should put an end to the shenanigans, the false statements and recognize that Joe Biden will be the next president.

Chuck Schumer speaks into the microphone.
Senator Chuck Schumer | Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst

The Republicans, some of whom still refuse to admit the defeat of President Trump, had among other things mentioned the multiple legal remedies of the Trump camp.

A growing number of elected Republicans recognize the victory of Joe Biden, some unequivocally, others lip service, even always leaving the door open to a turnaround.

Donald Trump still shows no willingness to give up. Throughout the day, he continued to denounce election fraud that has never been proven, even retweeting a message calling for the imprisonment of the Republican leaders in Georgia who validated Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany called the Electoral College vote simple stage of the constitutional process.

President still pursues election-related appealsshe reiterated, urging reporters to address President Trump’s campaign team.

Call for validation of results

According to US media sources like the New York Times, Axios and NBC News, Mitch McConnell also urged his Republican colleagues not to participate in activities aimed at contesting the validation of the results of the Electoral College, on January 6, when the Senate must formally count the votes of the grand voters .

Some Republicans have expressed their intention to oppose Joe Biden’s confirmation of victory and present a competing list of great voters pro-Trump.

Such a move would force the party to oppose it, which could hurt some Senate candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, McConnell allegedly argued.

It is certain, however, that the debates will not succeed. The House of Representatives has a Democratic majority, and Republican senators have already signaled that they will oppose it, in sufficient numbers for the strategy to fail. Joe Biden’s nomination will be on January 20.

Fed up with the maneuvers of the Trump camp, the latter denounced Monday an “unprecedented attack” against democracy, a few hours after having, unsurprisingly, signed a convincing victory in the Electoral College, collecting 306 voters against 232 for Donald Trump. No great voter has played the rebels by going against the popular vote expressed in his state.

Usually procedural, the event followed weeks of court challenges and behind-the-scenes play by the Trump camp, which without evidence raised the specter of unprecedented electoral fraud, to overturn the election results.

For weeks, allies of the president have been shouting a massive conspiracy in which Venezuela, Cuba and even Canada are said to have been embroiled.

Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia

Two women come out of the sunroof of their gray vehicle to hold up signs saying “Jobs.  Justice ”and“ Jon Ossoff in the United States Senate ”.

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Atlanta, Georgia, where Democratic supporters awaited him.

Photo: Reuters / MIKE SEGAR

In addition, Joe Biden is campaigning in Atlanta, Georgia, a state where Senate control will be played out on January 5 and where the two senatorial seats are at stake.

You all did something amazing in November, launched in front of supporters Mr Biden, who won the state, a result confirmed by two recounts.

You voted in record numbers to improve the lives of all Georgians, he added to the clamor of honking during a campaign rally of voters in their cars due to the pandemic.

While voter turnout will be key, he has urged his supporters to go out and vote. In this traditionally Republican state, Republican voters usually go to the polls in greater proportions on second electoral rounds.

Under Georgia’s specific rules, a second round is required in both state senatorial races because, in both cases, neither candidate has crossed the 50% threshold necessary for a victory.

And you voted as if your life depended on it. Well guess what? Now you are going to have to start over.

Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States

He further criticized outgoing Republican Senators from Georgia, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, and criticized them for fully support efforts to overturn nearly five million votes in Georgia.

The two politicians showed their unwavering support for the president, and even called on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – a Republican -, who validated the results, to resign.

Senate control

Joe Biden urgently needs candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to both win their electoral battle in order to count on Democratic control of the Senate.

A Senate with a Republican majority would make it difficult to confirm the appointments of the people it has chosen from its Cabinet and would certainly prevent it from putting in place the most ambitious sections of its electoral program.

The Senate currently consists of 46 Democrats and 2 independent Democratic allies, as well as 52 Republicans. In the event of an equal number of elected members on each camp, it is the vice-president, in her capacity as president of the Senate, who would break the equality during the votes if necessary.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump also visited the state to support outgoing Republican elected officials, and held a rally in which he wrongly proclaimed himself victorious.

Georgia has unwittingly found itself at the center of the electoral protest movement led by President Trump and his allies.

Republican state officials like Gov. Brian Kemp and Mr. Raffensperger have come under political pressure to invalidate Joe Biden’s victory, and have even been the target of threats from frustrated Republican voters refusing to acknowledge the defeat of Donald Trump.

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