Romney congratulates Biden after victory

GOP Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Overnight Health Care: COVID-19 vaccine makers pledge massive supply increase | Biden health nominee faces first Senate test | White House defends reopening of facility for migrant kids On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears MORE (Utah) congratulated President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE after he was projected to win the White House race over President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE

“Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCollins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes House panel advances Biden's .9T COVID-19 aid bill Biden's immigration bill could wreck his majority, but Democrats have opportunity to do the right thing MORE. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead,” Romney tweeted, referring to his wife.


Romney, who was the GOP presidential nominee in 2012 against the Obama-Biden ticket, has been one of the most outspoken critics within the Republican Party of Trump, even voting for conviction on one charge, abuse of power, during the Senate impeachment trial. 

The Utah Republican has not said who he voted for in 2020 but did confirm he did not cast a ballot for Trump.

Romney was one of a number of centrist Republicans who congratulated Biden, who had centered his presidential bid on his ability to reach across the aisle and restore bipartisanship to a Capitol rankled by tribal warfare.


Other top Republicans also expressed their congratulations to the new president-elect. 

“Congratulations to President-elect Biden. I have prayed for our President most of my adult life. I will be praying for you and your success. Now is the time to heal deep wounds. Many are counting on you to lead the way,” tweeted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who ran against Trump in the 2016 GOP primary.


Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R), in his congratulations, acknowledged that this was a historic day for the country. 

“I want to congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. I also want to recognize this historic moment as we see the first ever woman, and the first ever person of color, reach the U.S. vice presidency. It is my greatest hope they will be successful in uniting our country and leading us forward through these difficult times,” he said. Scott voted for Biden.

Michigan Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' MORE, who defected from the GOP to become a Libertarian over disagreements with Trump and is retiring from the House, also congratulated Biden.

"Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden. I’ll say exactly what I said to President-elect Trump four years ago: Let’s work together to defend liberty, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution," he tweeted.