George W. Bush Congratulates Biden And Harris, Calls Election 'Fundamentally Fair'
Written by Huffingtonpost on November 8, 2020
Former President George W. Bush on Sunday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory and mentioned Individuals can trust that the election was “basically honest.”
Bush, a two-term Republican president, referred to as Biden a “good man” regardless of their “political variations.”
“I simply talked to the President-elect of america, Joe Biden,” Bush mentioned in a press release. “I prolonged my heat congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered final night time. I additionally referred to as Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency.”
He continued: “The President-elect reiterated that whereas he ran as a Democrat, he’ll govern for all Individuals. I provided him the identical factor I provided Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to assist in any means I can.”
Bush, who didn’t endorse Trump in 2016 or this 12 months, congratulated Trump and his supporters on a “hard-fought marketing campaign.”
“They’ve spoken, and their voices will proceed to be heard by way of elected Republicans at each stage of presidency,” Bush mentioned.
Since Election Day, Trump and his allies have peddled baseless voter fraud claims and filed lawsuits in a number of states alleging irregularities within the poll counting course of. These lawsuits have provided little if any proof and a few of them have already been dismissed by judges.
Trump has refused to concede the election, even after Biden delivered a victory speech and U.S. lawmakers and world leaders congratulated him.
Bush on Sunday declared the election “basically honest” and ensured Individuals their votes counted.
“The truth that so a lot of our fellow residents participated on this election is a constructive signal of the well being of our democracy and a reminder to the world of its energy,” Bush mentioned in his assertion. “Regardless of the way you voted, your vote counted.”
“President Trump has the appropriate to request recounts and pursue authorized challenges, and any unresolved points will probably be correctly adjudicated,” he added. “The American individuals can trust that this election was basically honest, its integrity will probably be upheld, and its consequence is evident.”
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