Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday congratulated Biden on his victory, making him the most prominent Republican in congress to date, and acknowledged Trump’s defeat.
Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said the United States has officially elected a president-elect and a vice president-elect. He said millions of Americans had hoped for a different outcome in the presidential election, but the country’s political system has already decided who will be inaugurated as president and vice president on January 20.
“The Electoral College has spoken, so Today I want to congratulate Joe Biden,” McConnell said. Describing Biden as “no stranger to the Senate,” he praised his opponent for his years of public service and gave his best wishes to Kamli He as the first female vice president of the United States.