GOP Leaders Refuse to Recognize Biden as 'President-Elect', Rebuff Dems 'Symbolic Resolution'

Nick Kangadis | December 9, 2020
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In a move that is more based in fact than anything we’ve seen from the vast majority of the radical media and leftists recently, “senior Republicans” refused to recognize “the transition of power to” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to Politico. Basically, they wouldn’t acknowledge Biden as president-elect until it’s official — and no, that doesn’t mean a claim by the Associated Press or any other radical media outlet.

At the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) met on Tuesday, GOP leaders made the stand not to recognize Biden as president-elect in defiance of a “symbolic resolution.”

As Politico reported:

The Democratic measure sought to notify the American people that Congress is preparing for the inauguration of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “in coordination with health experts” as “we observe this transition of power.” It’s the latest sign that Hill Republicans won’t challenge President Donald Trump’s scorched-earth battle to overturn the results of a free and fair election.

All Republicans opposed the measure: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who chairs the Senate’s committee overseeing the inauguration. The resolution failed on a 3-3 vote, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the top Democrat on the panel, in favor.

For his part, Hoyer finds it “astounding” that Republicans wouldn’t use a committee that has no say in who is or isn’t elected to office to say who was or wasn’t elected to office.

“The extent to which Republicans are refusing to accept the outcome of the election and recognize Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next president and vice president is astounding,” Hoyer posited.

Blunt released a statement and made a very good point, saying that the JCCIC should remain bipartisan and not use the committee to “get ahead of the electoral process.”

“It is not the job of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to get ahead of the electoral process and decide who we are inaugurating,” Blunt said. “I would hope that, going forward, the members of the JCCIC would adhere to the committee’s long-standing tradition of bipartisan cooperation and focus on the task at hand.”


When an official body or high court determines who won the 2020 presidential election, then and only then should either man be considered to be both confirmed as the winner and inaugurated as the Commander in Chief.