Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio joined a small group of GOP Senators in addressing former Vice President Joe Biden as the “president-elect” when talking to reporters Monday.
Rubio was asked about Biden possibly selecting Independent Maine Sen. Angus King to be the next Director of National Intelligence, to which he responded by calling Biden the “president-elect.” When asked about using the term “president-elect” Rubio explained that all results indicate that Biden will be the president, NPR reported. President Donald Trump has not yet conceded as he is awaiting lawsuits and final votes to be counted.
“Well, that’ll be the president-elect’s decision obviously,” Rubio responded.
When asked about using the term “president-elect,” Rubio said: “Ultimately that’s what the results, the preliminary results, seem to indicate. You certainly have to anticipate if that’s the highest likelihood at this point. But obviously the president has legal claims in court, and he’ll continue to pursue those, and if that changes, obviously, it’ll be something we’ll have to deal with.”