Joe Biden vowed to work to unify the nation after a bitter campaign against Donald Trump on Saturday, telling Americans in a spirited victory speech that he would be president for all.
“I pledge to be a president who does not want to divide, but unifies,” said the former vice-president who sees only the United States, not the red states and the blue states. ”
Biden was joined hours after his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, called for the former Vice Presidential race for President Trump of the Associated Press and major US networks. The pair spoke in Wilmington, Del.
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Harris, who would become the country’s first female vice president, spoke before Biden and said voters had started “a new day for America.”
“You chose hope and unity, decency, science and, yes, the truth”, said the California Democrat, who began his speech by quoting the late civil-rights leader and Congressman John Lewis. Harris will be the first woman, the first black person and the first South Asian American to become vice president.
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As Biden and Harris spoke, Trump was contesting the election, alleging fraud in the results and promised to fight in court from Monday. However, experts have said that their claims have no basis.
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The Biden-Trump contest was fought amid a devastating attack of coronovirus for American workers and businesses, and Biden vowed to prioritize the fight against it.
“Friends, our work begins by keeping COVID under control. We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or reclaim the most precious moments of life… all those moments that mean the most to us, until we control it. I do not do, “he said.
Biden said he will name a group of scientists and experts on Monday when he turns his epidemic-fighting plans into a blueprint after the inauguration.
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A declared winner and the election are set to step higher in view of the end of uncertainty.
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However, Biden’s proposals will not have an easy path in Congress. Senate control is undetermined after a pair of runaways in Georgia in January but likely to remain in Republican hands. A Republican Senate put immediate obstacles to plans such as a “public option” health care plan and increased taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans.
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