Washington – Former President George W. Bush, the only former Republican president alive, sent congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday while calling on the American people to chase. come together after a tense political campaign.
In a statement, Mr Bush revealed that he spoke to Mr. Biden and Harris over the phone and said that he suggested the president-elect “my prayers for his success and pledged to help. by any means possible. ” The former president also marked Harris’s historic election, as she would be the first female vice president and the first black vice president.
“Although we have political differences, I know Joe Biden is a good man who won the opportunity to lead and unify his country,”; Bush said.
The 43rd president in two terms, who has rarely been in the depths of partisan politics since leaving office in 2009, also congratulated President Trump and his supporters, calling more than 70 million votes. which he received is “an extraordinary political achievement.”
Marking the high number of voters to vote in the general election, Mr. Bush said the turnout is a “positive sign of the health of our democracy and a reminder to the world.” about its strength. “
“No matter how you vote, your vote counts,” he said. “President Trump has the right to demand a recount and pursue legal challenges, and any unresolved issues will be properly arbitrated. The American people can be confident this election is about Fundamentally fair, integrity is maintained and its results are clear. “
Mr Bush said the country faces tough challenges that “will require the best of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris-Harris – and the best of us all” and call on American people to unite.
“We must come together for the benefit of our families and our neighbors, for the nation and its future,” he said. “There is no problem without submitting to the collective will of a free people.”
Bush urged the country to “join us to wish our next president and vice president as well as prepare them to accept their important duties.”