16 Dec 2020

Republican senate leader congratulates Biden on US election win

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 16 December 2020

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the US Senate, has finally congratulated Joe Biden on becoming the US President-elect.

The exchange came hours after the Electoral College met and declared Mr Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the formal winners of last month's election.

President Trump, on Twitter, has indicated that he still has no plans to concede defeat.

Washington Correspondent Simon Marks reports.