McConnell acknowledges Biden's victory after Electoral College vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke with President-elect Joe Biden while President Donald Trump took to Twitter to tell McConnell, "it's too soon to give up."
2:04 | 12/16/20

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Transcript for McConnell acknowledges Biden's victory after Electoral College vote
To Washington where senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell finally acknowledged Joe Biden's victory and we have the reaction from vp-elect kamala Harris in robin's exclusive interview. Cecilia Vega is tracking all the latest. Reporter: Mitch Mcconnell finally saying the words out loud, President-Elect Biden. It only took more than a month to get here. 42 days after the election senate majorityeader Mitch Mcconnell finally acknowledging what has been reality ever since the race was called for Joe Biden more than a month ago. Today I want to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden. I also want to congratulate our colleague from California, senator Harris. Beyond our differences all Americans can take pride we have a female vice President-Elect for the very first time. I think it's critically important. Would have been better if it were earlier but it happened and that's what's most important so let's move forward. Let's move forward and where we can find common purpose and common ground, let's do that. Let that be our priority. Reporter: But president trump still defiant rage tweeting in the middle of the night lashing out at Mcconnell saying it's too soon to give up. Even though the president has reached the end of the road. The electoral college certified the election. His legal team and allies lost more than 50 challenges. Some of the president's staunchest allies now vowing to mount a last ditch effort when congress officially ratifies the election. Behind the scenes Mcconnell Ying this would divide the party warning Republicans not to go there. Now, by all accounts this move amounts to political theater. House Republican was need a senator to sign on. So far no senator has stepped forward to help them on this front. Some progress on the much needed covid-19 relief funding on capitol hill. Leaders have met face-to-face for the first time in month saying they will stay and work through the holiday if they have to in order T reach a deal. They're scheduled to meet again today. That aid is needed so much. Thanks very much.

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