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George W. Bush congratulates Biden, Harris

Former President George W. Bush extended his congratulations to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE in a statement Sunday, saying the former vice president had “won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”

In a statement, Bush said he had spoken to both Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE to congratulate them.

“Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country. The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans,” Bush said. “I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can.”

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Bush also extended his congratulations to President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE and his supporters.

“He earned the votes of more than 70 million Americans — an extraordinary political achievement,” he said. “They have spoken, and their voices will continue to be heard through elected Republicans at every level of government.”

The former president echoed the call for unity Biden made in his victory speech Saturday night, saying, “We must come together for the sake of our families and neighbors, and for our nation and its future. There is no problem that will not yield to the gathered will of a free people.”

Although the former president never made an endorsement in the race, several members of his Cabinet publicly backed Biden, including former Secretary of State Colin PowellColin Luther PowellReinvesting in American leadership George W. Bush congratulates Biden, Harris Don't wait to start the transition MORE and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.