Senator Lummis Calls Biden 'Legitimate' US President

Lummis was one of just eight Senate Republicans to vote against certifying Presidet Biden's electoral victory on Jan. 6.

AccessTimeIconMar 4, 2021 at 6:17 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:21 p.m. UTC

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.

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