WASHINGTON – incoming White House chief Ron Clann said Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden has spoken to Republicans since winning the presidential election.
“Joe Biden has spoken to Republicans. He has spoken to some Republican senators, some Republican governors. I’m not going to name,” Klein said in an interview with MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” . “
Asked whether GOP senators have called Biden or if the president-elect called him, Klein said it was a mixture of the two.
Clann, who was announced Wednesday as a longtime adviser to Biden, said the presidential-election has not yet spoken to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., And suggested the reason. The GOP leader has pledged his support behind President Donald Trump’s efforts to fight the election results.
“Look, I think Senator McConnell is still somehow insisting that President Trump win the election. He didn’t say that there would be a time and a place for Joe Biden and Senator McConnell,” Klan said . “They clearly need no introduction to each other. They have worked together, they have fought each other, worked together and fought each other for decades. When the time comes. They will have a working relationship. “
Biden said the new administration is focusing on putting its team together and plans are being made to take on the worsening coronovirus epidemic.
He said Biden manifests the transition to spending “more and more time” with Capitol Hill. Klan said the presidential-election Thursday spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y.
This comes as many Republicans have supported Trump’s decision not to accept the presidential election, though some are already boiling over and recognizing the reality that the results will not be far behind.