Joe Biden traveled to Georgia on Tuesday to campaign for Democrats in important Senate elections, a day after addressing the American people for the first time since being elected its official president.
In Washington, Mitch McConnell finally acknowledged Biden’s victory over Donald Trump, who continues to refuse to admit unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.
“Today I would like to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as President,” Republican Majority Leader Senate said on the floor, adding that California Senator Kamala Harris added: “All Americans can be proud of being elected a woman vice president of our nation.
The White House has yet to acknowledge Trump’s defeat. When asked about McConnell’s offer after the College election on Monday, Press Secretary Kaylee McNani said: Yesterday’s referendum is a step in the constitutional process. ”
McCann said he had no reaction to McConnell’s decision to greet Pita. He said: “The president, again, is pursuing a series of lawsuits. I will refer you to the campaign.”
When asked by the Guardian if Trump wants to run for re-election in 2024, the press secretary noted that legal action is ongoing. He denied that such attempts were damaging US democracy, insisting that Russia’s investigation into Trump had done more harm than good.
Now that the Electoral College has voted, Trump’s hopes of overturning the decision are somehow fading after more than 50 defeats in the courts. Biden will open in Washington on Jan. 20.
The first Democrat to win Georgia since 1992, he began traveling to Atlanta. Drive-in rally The Senate will determine control in favor of John Osoff and Rafael Warnock, who will face Republican senators David Bertue and Kelly Lofler in the Jan. 5 race, as well as the legislative power of the Pitton administration.
Biden’s first trip to Atlanta was on a campaign trail after the November 3 election. The drive-in rally was led by Senate candidates Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia cabinet candidate, and Geisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta. Biden was expected to speak at 2.30pm.
On Monday night, Biden addressed the nation in a prime-time speech marking the election college verdict, almost six weeks after Election Day. Speaking from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said, “The rule of law, our constitution and the will of the people prevailed. Our democracy – pushed, tested, threatened – has proven to be flexible, real and strong. ”
The 46th president said it was “time to turn the page” in an election, declaring it “one of the most spectacular demonstrations of civic duty we have ever seen in our country.” The final election college results from 306 to 232, he noted, are similar to the way Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“At the time, President Trump called the Electoral College a landslide,” Biden said.
Biden, who was interrupted several times by coughing and clearing his throat in a 13-minute speech, attacked Trump’s two attempts to thwart the decision in the form of “unsympathetic” threats and abuse of election workers and officials.
“They were interrogated by more than 80 judges across the country,” he said. “In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine.”
Citing a Texas case rejected by the US Supreme Court, he said: “This is a very serious situation that we have never seen before. A state that refuses to respect the will of the people, refuses to respect the rule of law and refuses to respect our Constitution.”
But Biden sought to unite a bitterly divided nation, saying, “It is time to turn the page – as we have done throughout our history – to unite and heal.”
Trump is showing little sign of uniting his party. On Tuesday he retweeted a message from a conservative lawyer who said the governor and secretary of Georgia should be sent to jail.
In this post Brian Kemp and Brad Rafensberger wore masks with the Chinese flag. Officials opposed Trump’s verbal attacks, demanding they reject the outcome of their state election, and several details confirmed Biden’s victory.
Biden also addressed the US death toll from the corona virus outbreak, which has surpassed 300,000.
“My heart goes out to each and every one of you in this dark winter of epidemic,” he said, referring to St. Francis as “going to spend the holidays and the New Year with a black hole in your heart”: “Where there is disagreement, union; Where we are, who we are as a nation, this is the America we want.
On Tuesday, McConnell gave a vague echo of that appeal: “Our nation needs to add another two-party chapter to this record.” The Senate Majority Leader seemed to point to the need for an agreement on the Corona virus relief, which bypassed Capitol Hill for several months.
Biden told reporters that he had spoken to McCann, a badly ruthless discriminatory operator. “Although we disagree on many things, there are things we can work on together,” Biden said. “It simply came to our notice then [rather] Than later. ”
Elsewhere, Dr. Anthony Fossie, America’s top epidemiologist, told Biden and Harris to “get vaccinated as soon as we can.”
“For safety reasons, I feel we should be vaccinated as much as possible,” Fucci said. ABC. “You want him to be fully protected when he comes to the presidency in January.”