Florida Sen. Marco Rubio became the latest Republican senator to address Joe Biden as “president-elect,” more than a week after every major media outlet projected him to win the election.
Rubio, who lost in the 2016 presidential primary to then-candidate Donald Trump, joined a small group of Republican senators to refer to Biden as “president-elect” while the president has refused to concede the race. Since the election, the Trump campaign has filed a handful of lawsuits in battleground states across the nation that have been projected to Biden.
Rubio made the reference on Monday when asked by Capitol Hill pool reporters what he thought of the reports that Biden is considering independent Maine Sen. Angus King to be the next director of national intelligence in his administration.
“Well, that’ll be the president-elect’s decision obviously,” Rubio answered, according to NPR. The senator was asked about his use of the term “president-elect,” and he responded, “Ultimately that’s what the