U.S. Senate leader McConnell acknowledges Biden winner of U.S. presidency U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their Nov. 3 election victories, ending his long silence on the outcome of the presidential race. Mitch McConnell recognizes Biden as U.S president-elect after holdoutU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election the day after the Electoral College confirmed h President-elect Biden confirms ‘good conversation’ with Senate Leader McConnellJoe Biden confirmed he had a “good conversation” with Mitch McConnell after the Senate majority leader recognized the president-elect for the first time since the November election. Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for election winIn a 10-minute speech, McConnell congratulated President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. US Senate leader Mitch McConnell recognises Joe Biden as President-electRepublican US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden's win after the result was formalised by the Electoral College. 6 weeks after election, GOP Senate leader McConnell congratulates Biden on win'The Electoral College has spoken,' says top Republican, distancing himself from Trump's assault on the outcome of November 3 vote Mitch McConnell finally acknowledges Biden won electionThe Republican leader’s statement, delivered in a speech on the Senate floor, ends weeks of silence over President Donald Trump’s defeat. McConnell for the first time recognizes Biden as President-electSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that following the electors meeting on Monday, "as of this morning, our country officially has a President-elect and a vice president-elect."