KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Politicians across the Kansas City area are reacting to the news that President-Elect Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States.
Missouri Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver tweeted out his congratulations to both President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Saturday.
Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden on his historic victory.— Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (@repcleaver) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris on becoming the first woman & woman of color to be Vice President-elect.
And congratulations to the tens of millions of Americans who paved the way for this moment. Thank you.
Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Quinton Lucas also released a statement of congratulations.
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley tweeted that the winner is not official until counts, recounts and allegations of fraud are addressed.
The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do. When all lawful votes have been counted, recounts finished, and allegations of fraud addressed, we will know who the winner is— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 7, 2020
Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids tweeted her approval of the results.
The American people have made their voices heard. They chose an incredible leader in @JoeBiden to move our country forward and to unite all of us during these challenging times. I’m looking forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration to make progress for #KS03. pic.twitter.com/jeAfpOzcUo— Sharice Davids (@sharicedavids) November 7, 2020
Kansas City council member Melissa Robinson also weighed in, encouraging the country to come together.
President-Elect Joseph Biden. Let’s get about the business of unifying our country and making America whole—one unit that provides opportunities for all its countrymen, immigrants, allies and friends. pic.twitter.com/WnfjhGdGJM— Melissa Robinson (@Robinson4kc) November 7, 2020
The Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the winner four days after election day, after he was projected the winner of swing states Pennsylvania and Nevada.