BIDEN TRANSITION/CONGRESS: “I’m pleased to have received the ascertainment from GSA to carry out a smooth and peaceful transition of power so our teams can prepare to meet the challenges at hand, to control the pandemic, to build back better, and to protect the safety and security of the American people.

And to the United States Senate, I hope these outstanding nominees received a prompt hearing and that we can work across the aisle in good faith to move forward for the country. Let’s begin that work to heal and unite, to heal and unite America as well as the world.

I want to thank you all. May God bless you. May God protect our troops.”

-Joe Biden via CNBC Television, “President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris introduce cabinet picks — 11/24/20,” YouTube.com, Nov. 24, 2020