Republican leaders in the US Congress refused to pass a resolution recognizing Democrat Joseph Biden as president-elect. Reported by CNN.
House of Representatives Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer proposed to pass this resolution at a meeting of the Joint Committee of Congress for the inauguration ceremony of the US President. The committee includes Democrats and Republicans.
However, GOP representatives voted against Hoyer's proposal. In particular, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, committee chairman Roy Blunt and House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy opposed.
Earlier it was reported that in the US Congress 25 out of 249 party members of the current American President, Republican Donald Trump, recognized the victory of Democrat Joseph Biden in the presidential elections held in the country. At the same time, two said they considered Trump the winner, while the remaining 222 did not give a clear answer.