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Romney Is First GOP Senator To Congratulate Biden

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first GOP senator to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his projected win.

“Ann 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. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead,” Romney, a frequent Trump critic, wrote on Twitter.

The Utah Republican revealed last month that he didn’t vote for Trump, but didn’t say who won his vote.

While Republican politicians have overwhelmingly supported the president, the party saw breaks in its ranks in recent months. For example, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered his support for Biden in August when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

In October, Romney issued a statement in which he criticized Trump’s behavior as part of a broader, more toxic culture in U. S. politics.

“I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecom… (Read more)

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