The Latest: McConnell acknowledges Biden is president-elect
Last updated 12/17/2020 at 11:24am
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged for the first time that Joe Biden has been elected president.
The Kentucky Republican broke his silence on the Democrat’s November win after weeks in which he and other Republican leaders refused to contradict President Donald Trump’s declarations that he was the victor in an election marred by fraud.
McConnell made his remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, Dec. 15, a day after the Electoral College formally affirmed Biden’s victory. On Monday, several other top Senate Republicans said it was time to concede that Biden had won.