McConnell has officially congratulated President-Elect Biden and killed the slim chance President Trump had to overturn the election.
President Trump has repeatedly had lawsuits thrown out, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear his election fraud case.
Regardless of whether the President wants to concede or not, President-Elect Biden will take the oval office on January 20, 2021.
This marks a return to the west wing for the former vice president. This time, he will be sitting in the main chair, joined by his Vice President, Kamala Harris, the California Senator.
McConnell also pleaded with his colleagues to not pull any stunts or disrespect congress during Congress’s joint meeting to ratify the election on January 6. President-Elect Biden and Senate Majority McConnell have a long history of working together in the Senate. However, the Georgia run-offs are pivotal in determining what if McConnell will retain his Senate majority leadership.
McConnell said, “Today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden. The President-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He has devoted himself to public service for many years.”
Vice President-Elect Harris extended a graceful hand by accepting the Senate Majority Leadership’s congratulations. “I think it’s critically important. I applaud Mitch McConnell for talking to Joe Biden Today,” Harris said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” set to air on Wednesday.
“You know it would have been better if it were earlier, but it happened, and that’s what’s most important. So let’s move forward, let’s move forward and where we can find common purpose and common ground, let’s do that. Let’s have that be our priority.”
President-Elect Biden commented in Georgia, “The only thing that can tear America apart is America itself. So let’s choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction, and yes, truth over lies.”
The President-Elect and his team also announced soon-to-be-former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, or as America calls him Mayor Pete, as Transportation Secretary.
After being a fierce surrogate for the former Vice President and now President-Elect, some thought the role is small for Mayor Pete. However, others view it as an opportunity for Buttigieg to grow his national platform and spearhead the critical job of fixing America’s infrastructure, a cornerstone of the Biden platform.
Buttigieg goes from being a Mayor of a town with a population of 101,000 to leading a department with 55,000 employees. Biden has mentioned the importance of rebuilding America.
“That’s why my economic plan is all about jobs, dignity, respect, and community. Together, we can, and we will, rebuild our economy. And when we do, we’ll not only build it back, we’ll build it back better. With modern roads, bridges, highways, broadband, ports and airports as a new foundation for economic growth. With pipes that transport clean water to every community. With 5 million new manufacturing and technology jobs so the future is made in America.”
He has now entrusted Mayor Pete with this initiative.
With McConnell’s congratulations and Biden busy filling his cabinet, the President-Elect is ready to hit the ground running on January 20.