Mitch McConnell Announces Joe Biden Is President-Elect



After spending weeks of silence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged the election results in a speech on Dec. 15, 2020. He congratulated Joe Biden by adding president-elect.

From the Senate floor, he explained the Electoral College affirmed Biden. The Kentucky Senator noted that he and many other Republicans had hoped for a different outcome. “But our system of government has the process to determine who will be sworn in on January 20,” McConnell added.

Before acknowledging Biden’s victory, he offered praise for Donald Trump’s four years as president. McConnell told senators the president and Vice-President Pence deserve their gratitude.

He talked about their accomplishment of seating three Supreme Court Justices.

AP News reports McConnell made the speech after several Republicans indicated it was time to announce Biden’s victory and move forward.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


AP News: McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-elect; by Lisa Mascaro

Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Gage Skidmore’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

2 thoughts on “Mitch McConnell Announces Joe Biden Is President-Elect

  1. I definitely wanted to make a remark so as to express gratitude to you for all the marvelous points you are sharing on this website. My time intensive internet lookup has now been recognized with reasonable details to talk about with my partners. I ‘d admit that many of us visitors are quite fortunate to live in a decent site with so many special people with interesting advice. I feel very much grateful to have come across your entire web page and look forward to tons of more fun times reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

Comments are closed.