Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today recognized Joe Biden as president-elect, congratulating him on his victory after the Electoral College Monday voted to make Biden president.
This will no doubt help ease the way for a number of other leading Republicans wary of angering President Trump to go ahead and recognize Biden.
“The Electoral College has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said. “The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public service for many years. I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect, our colleague from California, Sen. Harris. Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.”