Washington: US Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday said that he was honoured and humbled by the trust placed in him by the American people and that it was time for the country to unite.
Biden on Saturday became the President-elect of the United States after victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes. Senator Kamala Devi Harris on Saturday became the Vice President-elect of the United States, and will become the first female and first black and South Asian Vice President of the United States, according to CNN projections.
The Democratic presidential candidate defeated 45th US President Donald Trump in a closely contested election. He is also the oldest President of the country at the age of 78.
Senator Kamala Devi Harris said in a tweet that this election was so much more than about her and President-elect, Joe Biden but was rather about the soul of America and the willingness of the Americans to fight for it. “This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” she wrote on Twitter.
In a statement, the former Vice President said: “I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”
He also stated that now that the campaign was over, it was time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind and come together as a nation. “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”