The Kentucky leaders respond to the election of Biden, Harris

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A number of Kentucky lawmakers, politicians, activists and other leaders have reached out on social media to share their reactions to the election of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris. As of now, many Kentucky Republicans have not issued statements.

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Now the elections are over and it is time for Americans and Kentuckians to come together. We are in the fight of our lives against COVID-19 and we must unite to fight this virus that has killed 235,000 Americans, including more than 1,500 Kentuckians. ^ AB

– Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) November 7, 2020

2/2 I’m also proud that our incoming First Lady @DrBiden is a lifelong educator! In it our children will have a strong advocate.

– Governor Jacqueline Coleman (@LtGovColeman) November 7, 2020

Congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Our nation has waited far too long for someone like you to lead us. At this historic moment, we thank you.

– Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) November 7, 2020

Almost 10 months ago I was proud to support Vice President @JoeBiden. I am proud to now call him President-Elect.

– Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) November 7, 2020

“You’re fired.” – America

– Charles Booker (@ Booker4KY) November 7, 2020

I would also like to congratulate @DrBiden and @DouglasEmhoff on this historic achievement. Together we will build a better country for all of our people.

– Andy Beshear (@AndyBeshearKY) November 7, 2020

It was devastating to have a leader who was afraid to say “Black Lives Matter” while inequality and injustice continued to build our community. For us this was more than just a political choice, it was a CHARACTER choice. I’m so damn happy right now!

– Devine Carama (@DevineCarama) November 7, 2020

America is best when we focus our many different perspectives on hope, compassion, and opportunity. Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris who are starting the good and noble work of uniting our great country.

– Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) November 7, 2020

Congratulations to President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice-President-Elect for History @KamalaHarris!

– Kentucky Democrats (@KyDems) November 7, 2020

I had no idea what emotions I would feel when it became final.

Congratulations on President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice-President-Elect @KamalaHarris !!!

– Morgan McGarvey (@MorganMcGarvey) November 7, 2020

Knock Knock.

Who’s there?


Joe who

Joe President 🇺🇸

– Morgan McGarvey (@MorganMcGarvey) November 7, 2020

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