President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.
Raphael Warnock’s victory puts Senate leadership within Democrats’ reach and will make him the first Black senator in his state’s history.
President Trump encouraged his loyalists to turn out in force even as he undermined the integrity of the electoral system by pressing unfounded claims of voter fraud to explain away his own defeat in Georgia.
The episode was another example of how Biden and Trump are responding in vastly different ways to the pandemic.
Campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said “neither of these individuals had any contact with Vice President Biden, with Sen. Harris or any other staff member since testing positive or in the 48-hour period prior to their positive test results.”
Neither the Biden campaign nor Democratic officials offered details about how Biden might accept the nomination, which even in the pandemic could be a made-for-screen event that reaches tens of millions of voters via television and online.
Lewis is the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda.
Donald Trump deepened his hold on the GOP presidential field as the contest moved into the South, and Jeb Bush ended his campaign after being shut out of the top three. Out West, Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial win in Nevada's Democratic caucuses.