Freshman U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) called President Joe Biden the “legitimate U.S. president” on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” program Thursday morning.
- While Lummis acknowledged Biden's electoral college victory in December, Thursday's statement seems to be her most forceful acknowledgement that he is the legitimate U.S. president.
- Lummis was among the eight Senate Republicans who voted on Jan. 6 to overturn President Biden's election victory.
- At the time, she framed her dissent as taking a stance against alleged irregularities in Pennsylvania's election administration.