File photograph of top Senator, Mitt Romney
Even as President Donald Trump refused to accept defeat to Joe Biden who has defeated him to become the 46th President of the United States of America, Republican Senator, Mr Mitt Romney on Saturday congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory, becoming the first prominent current lawmaker in President Donald Trump’s party to acknowledge the Democratic challenger’s win.
“Ann (his wife) and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character,” Romney, the Republican presidential nominee who lost to Barack Obama in 2012, said on Twitter. He said, “We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead.” Romney has been an occasional Trump critic and was the only Republican to vote to uphold the impeachment of Trump in February.