Former President George W. Bush, the one dwelling former Republican president, mentioned Sunday he congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for profitable the election.
“Although we’ve political variations, I do know Joe Biden to be man, who has gained his alternative to guide and unify our nation,” he mentioned.
Bush additionally mentioned he referred to as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency.”
He mentioned President Donald Trump, who has not conceded the election, had waged a “hard-fought marketing campaign.” Though Trump had the precise to request recounts and authorized challenges, “the American folks can trust that this election was essentially truthful, its integrity might be upheld, and its end result is evident.”
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I simply talked to the President-elect of the US, Joe Biden. I prolonged my heat congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered final night time. I additionally referred to as Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Although we’ve political variations, I do know Joe Biden to be man, who has gained his alternative to guide and unify our nation. The President-elect reiterated that whereas he ran as a Democrat, he’ll govern for all People. I provided him the identical factor I provided Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to assist in any manner I can.
I wish to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a hard-fought marketing campaign. He earned the votes of greater than 70 million People – a unprecedented political achievement. They’ve spoken, and their voices will proceed to be heard via elected Republicans at each degree of presidency.
The truth that so a lot of our fellow residents participated on this election is a constructive signal of the well being of our democracy and a reminder to the world of its energy. Irrespective of the way you voted, your vote counted. President Trump has the precise to request recounts and pursue authorized challenges, and any unresolved points might be correctly adjudicated. The American folks can trust that this election was essentially truthful, its integrity might be upheld, and its end result is evident.
The challenges that face our nation will demand the very best of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris – and the very best of us all. We should come collectively for the sake of our households and neighbors, and for our nation and its future. There is no such thing as a drawback that won’t yield to the gathered will of a free folks. Laura and I pray for our leaders and their households. We ask for God’s continued blessings on our nation. And we urge all People to affix us in wishing our subsequent President and Vice President nicely as they put together to take up their essential duties.