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George W. Bush congratulates Biden on win and his 'patriotic' victory speech

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George W. Bush standing in front of a building: Former President George W. Bush speaks after having lunch with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in August of this year in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP/Mary Schwalm)



Good on Dubya. He is looking a little ragged though. Everyone keeps getting older except me. Go figure.




(Full article at above link)



Former President George W. Bush issued a rare public statement on Sunday, congratulating President-elect Joe Biden on his victory and also giving a nod to President Trump’s unsuccessful reelection bid. 

"I just talked to the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night," Bush said.

“I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency,” Bush said of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a California senator who shattered gender and racial barriers with her win. 

"No matter how you voted, your vote counted," Bush said. "The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear." 

The 43rd president added: “I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a hard-fought campaign. He earned the votes of more than 70 million Americans — an extraordinary political achievement. They have spoken, and their voices will continue to be heard through elected Republicans at every level of government.”

Since his departure from office at the end of 2008, Bush has largely avoided the spotlight, though he did back his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who lost the 2016 presidential nomination in a bitter race against Trump.


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