President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pressed on with their presidential transition plans, amassing the congratulations of former President George W. Bush whereas President Trump continued to combat the election outcomes.
Biden on Sunday spoke with Bush, who congratulated him on the election win and “thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered final night time.”
Bush additionally known as Harris to congratulate her on her historic achievement.
“Although we have now political variations, I do know Joe Biden to be an excellent man, who has received his alternative to guide and unify our nation,” Bush mentioned in an announcement. “The President-elect reiterated that whereas he ran as a Democrat, he’ll govern for all Individuals.”
“The challenges that face our nation will demand the most effective of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris — and the most effective of us all,” Bush later added. “We should come collectively for the sake of our households and neighbors, and for our nation and its future.”
Biden on Sunday attended Mass, and visited his son Beau’s grave.
The Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Twitter account began tweeting on Sunday — starting to put out how its staff will confront the coronavirus pandemic, financial disaster, requires racial justice and local weather change at the beginning of the presidency.
“The work forward within the subsequent 73 days would be the basis for an administration that places the well being, security, and character of our communities first,” the account tweeted.
“We’re making ready to guide on Day One, guaranteeing the Biden-Harris administration is ready to tackle essentially the most pressing challenges we face: defending and preserving our nation’s well being, renewing our alternative to succeed, advancing racial fairness, and combating the local weather disaster,” they wrote. “The duty forward of the Biden-Harris administration is in contrast to every other in our historical past. In preparation, our transition might be led by consultants, by science, and with character — guaranteeing that we’ll be prepared to guide on Day One.”
The transition web site lays out a seven-point plan to beat the coronavirus pandemic within the U.S., which leads the world within the variety of virus deaths (237,000) and circumstances (9.9 million).
The plan contains: guaranteeing entry to testing; fixing private protecting tools issues; offering evidence-based steerage for the way communities ought to navigate the pandemic; distributing assets for faculties, small companies and households; planning for the equitable distribution of remedies and vaccine; and defending older Individuals and others at excessive threat.
The plan additionally addresses the usage of masks: “Implement masks mandates nationwide by working with governors and mayors and by asking the American individuals to do what they do finest: step up in a time of disaster.”