November 9, 2020

Whitehouse Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today issued the following statement regarding the election of Joe Biden to serve as the 46th President of the United States of America:

“After four long years, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will restore heart, decency, and competence to the White House. The Biden administration will govern for every American as they steer the country through a number of urgent crises: a once-in-a-century pandemic, a lopsided economic disaster, a dramatically changing climate, and a reckoning for racial justice. The work begins immediately to ensure every American can get affordable health care, a quality education, and a job that pays a living wage.

“President Trump has wielded the power of the presidency toward one goal: to turn Americans against one another. There is hard work ahead of us to bring the country together again and repair America’s standing in the world. But the people have spoken and, by a resounding margin of more than four million votes, have set a new course for history. The democratic process worked, and we intend to see through a peaceful transition to the new administration.”

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