President-elect Joe Biden is moving ahead with plans to heal the country.
On Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden delivered remarks to ensure Americans he is ready to lead. With coronavirus numbers rising and more small businesses placed in jeopardy, Biden called for Congress to act swiftly.
“Right now, Congress should come together and pass a COVID relief package like the HEROES Act that the House passed six months ago,” Biden tweeted. “Once we shut down the virus and deliver economic relief to workers and businesses, then we can build back better than ever before.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump continues to deny election results. At last count Biden had 78,897,679 votes (51%) to 73,224,100 (49%) for Trump. Biden took the electoral college vote, 306 to 232.
“I won the Election!” Trump tweeted Sunday night.
Trump has yet to concede and continues to cast doubt on the process in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
“From climate change to the pandemic and now his own defeat, recognizing reality has not been a strong suit of the outgoing president,” said Pete Buttigieg. “But it’s time for our country — and the transition — to move on.”
As for the virus, two vaccines are in the final stages for possible mass distribution. More than 246,000 Americans have died from the virus.
“11 Million #COVID cases is a national emergency,” tweeted South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “@realDonaldTrump needs to stop whining about the election and spend his last 65 days in office working to address the pandemic.”
White House Watch is a weekly column on the 2020 presidential election. It is authored by John McDonald, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, the boyhood home of John Lewis.