Joe Biden is now officially the president-elect of the United States following the November 3 presidential election and after the Electoral College recognized his victory.
The Democrat has asked in a speech to “turn the page” and has promised to be the president for all Americans. Gradually, the leaders of Trump’s camp are beginning to recognize Joe Biden as the next tenant of the White House. However, Donald Trump is not giving up on his efforts to overturn the outcome of the U.S. 2020 Election and will continue to engage in litigation, even though even Washington’s most powerful Republican leader, Senate conservative majority leader Mitch McConnell, acknowledged Biden’s victory.
It has taken nearly a month and a half for McConnell to admit Biden’s victory by remaining silent, a position that was difficult to defend any longer after the nation’s Electoral College endorsed the Democrat’s victory on Monday.
“Many of us expected the presidential election to produce a different result, but our system of government has processes that determine who will be inaugurated on January 20. The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said.
Joe Biden continues to shape his government team
Joe Biden, confirmed the nomination of his former Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation, while U.S. media reported that former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is the one elected to Energy.
In a statement, the president-elect noted that in Transportation, opportunities and challenges such as “jobs, infrastructure, equity and climate” converge, and I am confident that Buttigieg “will lead this work with interest, decency and bold vision”.