Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States for the first time on Tuesday, after declining to do so while President Donald Trump contested the election results.
“Our country has officially a president-elect and a vice-president elect,” the Kentucky Republican said.
McConnell’s recognition of Biden came at the tail end of a long speech praising Trump’s accomplishments.
The Electoral College officially clinched Biden’s win on Monday, prompting a flood of Republicans to recognize him.
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