America's strongest allies are doing what Republicans and President Trump won't.
On Tuesday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he'd called President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on winning the presidency. Britain's top conservative rejected President Trump's continued claim to the election, instead saying he'd outlined "tackling climate change," "promoting democracy," and "building back better from the pandemic" as both his and Biden's shared priorities.
While most Republican lawmakers have refused to acknowledge Biden's win in both the popular and electoral votes last week, the U.S.'s closest allies and other world leaders have already congratulated Biden. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo also looked forward to addressing the "climate emergency" with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, while Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged his and Biden's "warm friendship for nearly 40 years." London Mayor Sadiq Khan meanwhile pointed out how he hoped this administration would be different than the last. Kathryn Krawczyk
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