Sen. Blunt deflects on calling Biden 'president-elect'

Sen. Roy Blunt repeatedly declined to refer to Joe Biden as the “president-elect” on Sunday, despite acknowledgments from some fellow Senate Republicans colleagues who have recognized the former vice president’s electoral win. “Well, we’re certainly moving forward as if that what is going to happen on January the 20th,” the Missouri Republican said when asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” whether Biden was the president-elect. “We are working with the Biden administration, likely administration, on both the transition and the inauguration as if we are moving forward.” But Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee that is responsible for overseeing the election, demurred when pressed again by Bash on whether Biden was indeed the president-elect, saying the title should only be applied after the Electoral College meets in its states in mid-December. “Well, the president-elect will be the president-elect when the electors vote for him. There

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By Evan Semones

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