It took six weeks and an official vote from the Electoral College, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally acknowledged that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.
A day after the Electoral College officially locked in Biden’s victory, McConnell took to the Senate floor and congratulated Biden on his win.
“As of this morning our country has officially a president-elect and a vice president-elect. Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th,” McConnell said. “The electoral college has spoken, so today I want to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden.”