Prominent politicians and public figures from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney congratulated Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his vice candidate Kamala Harris in the social media after their likely victory in the hotly contested presidential race on Saturday.
“Congratulations to my friends @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris – our next President and Vice President of the United States,” tweeted former President Barack Obama.
Congratulations to my friends @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris ? our next President and Vice President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/febgqxUi1y
– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2020
Obama included a written statement in which he said he could “not be prouder” to congratulate the Democratic candidates and their families, calling the victory “historic and decisive. He emphasized that he and his wife Michelle, who also tweeted their support, will support Biden and Harris in every way possible “to make this democracy last” as Biden faces a devastating pandemic and other challenges when he enters the White House in January.
I am more than excited that my friend @JoeBiden and our first black and Indian-American Vice President, @KamalaHarris, are on their way to give back some dignity, competence and heart to the White House. Our country needs it urgently. pic.twitter.com/yXqQ3tYRoa
– Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 7, 2020
Senator Bernie Sanders, who participated in Biden’s presidential campaign after his own candidacy in the primaries, congratulated voting rights organizations and grassroots activists for their hard work in voting for Biden-and at the same time condemned “greed and bigotry” of the Trump administration.
“I want to congratulate all those who worked so hard to make this historic day possible,” Sanders twittered. “Now let us, through our continued grassroots organization, create a government that works for ALL and not just a few,” Sanders twittered. Let’s create a nation built on justice and not on greed and bigotry.
Sanders followed up on a tweet wishing Biden and Harris well.
I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their historic victory.Â At this incredibly difficult moment in American history, I wish them the best in trying to bring our nation together around an agenda of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.
– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 7, 2020
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Republican Senator Mitt Romney also congratulated, while Congressmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota joyfully paid tribute to Biden and Harris.
Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden & Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 7, 2020
I could not be happier for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris â and, more importantly, for our country. pic.twitter.com/ot1LQzrXlO
– Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) November 7, 2020
“Ann and I congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris,” Romney tweeted. “We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God will bless them in the days and years to come.
Ann and I congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God will bless them in the days and years to come.
– Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 7, 2020
The speaker of the parliament, Nancy Pelosi, also declared her support.
The American people have chosen a fairer, stronger, and more respected America that will meet the aspirations of our daughters and sons and the sacrifices of our veterans and men and women in uniform by electing @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris as our next president and vice president.
– Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) November 7, 2020
Several U.S. allies and world leaders congratulated the Democratic candidates, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies,” wrote Trudeau. “We share a relationship that is unique on the world stage. I really look forward to working with