Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the US Senate, congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their election win on Monday, the day after their victory was cemented by an electoral college vote.

“The electoral college has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said on the floor of the Senate, and went on to congratulate Harris, adding, “Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice-president-elect for the very first time.”

Only a handful of Republicans have acknowledged Biden’s victory, so as to not upset the president, including Senator Mitt Romney. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, has still not congratulated Biden.

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