On Saturday, November 7, Sen. Bernie Sanders congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in the election.
The senator who contested in the Democratic primaries alongside Biden and Harris, appearing on CNN after the projection of the Democratic candidates as winners of the presidential election, claimed that Trump’s insistence on not conceding is meaningless.
“Whether Trump concedes or not, is not relevant. Biden has won the election, he’s going to be inaugurated. We remain a country that believes in a constitution.
“I don’t envy Joe Biden in terms of the enormous, enormous challenges he faces… our job right now is to bring people together around an agenda that works for all people.
“This election was about whether or not we remain a country that believes in the constitution, that believes in the rule of law and that believes in democracy. And thank God, democracy won out.”
Bernie also congratulated everyone who worked to ensure Biden’s win possible. He tweeted;
I want to congratulate all those who worked so hard to make this historic day possible. Now, through our continued grassroots organizing, let us create a government that works for ALL and not the few. Let us create a nation built on justice, not greed and bigotry.
During the Democratic primary earlier this year, Sanders was Biden’s final rival, outliving the more than 20 other candidates who entered the fight for the 2020 presidential nomination.
Recall also that while Trump has repeatedly denied the victory of Biden and also filed several lawsuits to contest the result, his personal counsel, Rudy Giuliani had earlier said his client would not concede the election.