“Over the last several days, we have witnessed democracy in action. We waited patiently as  votes were being counted and the voice of the American people was being heard.

“Today, we usher in a new era of the American story with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States. Their victory is one that restores our faith in the American democratic process and the return of decency and civility to the highest office in the land.

“Our country is facing unprecedented challenges that we can only overcome together. I look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration as we lay the groundwork for moving our country forward, toward a more perfect union.

“History was made today — with the acknowledgment that millions of Americans took to the polls to cast their vote for a better, more inclusive, more forward-looking America. This victory reminds us that our democracy is strong and our faith in the American dream endures.”