Schumer calls on Trump to follow McConnell's lead and "acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president"
December 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, meets virtually with General Lloyd Austin, U.S. secretary of defense-designate, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer face pressure to allow a vote on a Covid-19 assistance plan without the aid for states theyve said is vital, after a bipartisan group split that and liability protections from other relief spending. Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images
After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect for the first time, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump needs to “take his cue from Leader McConnell, that it's time to end his term."
After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect for the first time, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump needs to “take his cue from Leader McConnell, that it's time to end his term. "
“They ought to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president and Kamala Harris will be the next vice president,” he said.
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