After news outlets projected that Vice President Joe Biden (R) would become the 46th President of the United States, a large number of prominent Democrats welcomed Biden as the President-elect. An even smaller number of prominent Republicans have also shared messages of support, calling for unity as the United States transitions to new leadership.
However, this also comes at a time when President Trump (R) is still contesting the projected results, and it will likely take some time before Americans are sure of what the results are.
Regardless of the litigations that are set to begin this week, Florida Democrats are reeling from the loss of a few House seats while also praising Biden for the current electoral map victory.
Over the weekend, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) released a statement on Twitter, announcing that “the American people have spoken, marking a new day of hope and change for our nation.”
— Alcee L. Hastings (@RepHastingsFL) November 7, 2020
In the statement, the Florida Democrats expressed what a Biden victory means to him, detailing that “on the heels of one of the most tumultuous periods in recent history, the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris symbolizes the unity, diversity, and resilience of the American people, despite the hardships our nation has endured over the past four years.”
He also congratulated Senator Kamala Harris (D) for her achievement in being elected Vice President, adding that “she has undoubtedly paved the way for women of color to make a difference for our nation for generations to come.”
The Florida lawmaker also noted that he believes that “in the 117th Congress and under the incoming Biden Administration, we have the opportunity to come together to deliver a better future for all Americans,” and he asserted that “the 2020 election represents a resounding mandate for change, and I stand ready to work with the new Administration, my colleagues in the House, and all who wish to join me from either side of the aisle, to deliver that change.”