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Ron Klain, President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff, said some Republican senators have privately been in contact with Biden, meanwhile very few have publicly acknowledged him as the president-elect.
The comments were made during an interview on MSNBC, where Klain said Biden has reached out to come GOP senators and vice versa, though he declined to specifically name anyone.
Interviewer Lawrence O’Donnell asked whether senators had requested their names be hidden, or if Biden thought they should be hidden to protect them in the current political climate.
“I’m not naming names because we read out calls when we read out the calls, when both sides agree to read out the calls,” Klain said. “He’s having private conversations with individuals.”
Since Biden was projected the winner of the presidential election, very few Republican senators have publicly congratulated him, while some have supported Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud or encouraged his attempts to contest the results.
The president’s sons have also tweeted out calls to Republicans to support their father, with Eric Trump saying “voters will never forget you if your sheep!”
Sen. Ted Cruz said it was too early for the president to concede, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics