Joe Biden is still president elect. President Donald Trump still hasn’t conceded.
And so the country starts another week, still somewhat confused. Or certain, depending on your beliefs on either side of the political spectrum.
Who will take over the country at noon, eastern time, Jan. 20?
Biden said Monday he wants to unify the country. It’s been his theme since Nov 7, when he was declared president elect.
“I pledge to be president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. (And) who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States.
“And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people. “
The Joe Biden Tweet Sounded a lot Like a Barack Obama Theme
Back in 2012, Barack Obama used similar messaging. He tweeted in April 2012: “There are no red states or blue states, just the United States.”
Biden served with Obama as vice president for eight years.
Obama launched his major political career at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. His speech was chock full of references to red-state/blue-state unity.
But back to 2020.
On Tuesday, Biden is planning to announce several nominees to his cabinet. Tony Blinken, a close advisor to Biden, is expected to be the Secretary of State nominee.
Trump Let Go of An Attorney, But Still is Challenging Election Results
Trump still is trying to challenge the results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
His campaign legal team issued a statement this weekend saying lawyer Sidney Powell no longer was working with them. Powell publicly claimed last week that Dominion electronic voting systems switched millions of votes to Biden. She said Biden won due to “communist money.”
That being said, the case was thrown out.
Twitter, late Sunday, slapped a warning label on one of Trump’s final tweets of the evening. Trump claimed that in certain swing states, there were more voters than people. There is no public evidence to support this charge.