McConnell acknowledges Biden's 2020 win for the 1st time

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is finally acknowledging last month's news.

The Electoral College cast its votes Monday and affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win. And on Tuesday, McConnell took to the Senate floor to congratulate Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' wins for the first time.

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Several other top Senate Republicans acknowledged Biden's win on Monday once he reached 270 electoral votes, including Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who chairs the inaugural committee; and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said last month that Republicans were privately congratulating him on Biden's win but had yet to do so publicly. President Trump himself has yet to concede.

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