The two-term Republican George Bush has congratulated Democrat Joe Biden for profitable the US presidential elections.
Bush’s assertion made him one of many nation’s most outstanding Republicans to acknowledge Biden’s victory. (Photo: AP)
Former US president George W. Bush has supplied his “warm congratulations” to President-elect Joe Biden, calling the Democrat “a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”
The two-term Republican, in a press release issued by his presidential heart in Dallas, additionally congratulated loser Donald Trump for his “extraordinary political achievement” in profitable 70 million votes.
Bush’s assertion made him one of many nation’s most outstanding Republicans to acknowledge Biden’s victory, declared Saturday, and provide him congratulations.
His brother Jeb Bush — the previous Florida governor who had himself aspired to the presidency till Trump grabbed the occasion’s nomination in 2016 — earlier despatched Biden his personal congrats.
“I will be praying for you and your success. Now is the time to heal deep wounds. Many are counting on you to lead the way,”
Republican senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have additionally prolonged congratulations to Biden, whereas many different Republican officers are calling that untimely, saying not all votes have but been counted and never all challenges resolved.
Former president Bush agreed that Trump had “the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges.”
But he added: “The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.”
Sounding a message of unity that echoed Biden’s personal phrases, Bush added: “We should come collectively for the sake of our households and neighbors, and for our nation and its future.
“There isn’t any downside that won’t yield to the gathered will of a free folks.”