White House refuses to recognize Biden as president-elect following Electoral College vote

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to echo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s acknowledgment of Joe Biden as president-elect.”The president is still involved in ongoing litigation related to the election,” McEnany told reporters on Tuesday.On Monday, the Electoral College met across the country to affirm Biden’s 306-vote win over President Trump’s 252, 37 days after multiple outlets called the Nov. 3 election in Biden’s favor on Nov. 11.McEnany, instead, referred questions to the Trump campaign, describing the electors meeting as “one step in the constitutional process.”Biden and McConnell spoke on the phone on Tuesday after McConnell said his former Senate colleague was the next president.In her opening statement, McEnany also touted the rollout of the country’s first COVID-19 vaccinations.“The United States witnessed a medical miracle,” she said. She added that Trump “has not only been an optimist, he has been a leader.”

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