When Joe Biden was called the winner of the election by the major news networks, a few Republicans were willing to publicly congratulate him. Most of these senators have had their issues with Trump like Nebraska’s Ben Sasse and Utah’s Mitt Romney.
Some were predicting that the confirmation would allow for more Republican lawmakers to come out and accept Biden’s win. South Dakota’s John Thune took that opportunity while speaking with Manu Raju.
Senate Majority Whip John Thune said that Joe Biden is president-elect once he crosses 270 electoral votes and says efforts to challenge the results in Congress is “not going anywhere.” He said “it’s time for everybody to move on” after today.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 14, 2020
The South Dakota senator continued by saying that after today, “it’s time for everybody to move on.”
Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. There was a major departure at the White House today as Bill Barr announced he would soon be stepping down.
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