The two-term Republican, in a statement released by his presidential center in Dallas, also congratulated the loser Donald Trump for his “extraordinary political achievement” by winning 70 million votes.
Bush’s statement made him one of the most prominent Republicans in the country to recognize Biden’s victory, said Saturday and offer his congratulations.
His brother Jeb Bush – the former governor of Florida who himself aspired to the presidency until Trump won the party’s nomination in 2016 – sent Biden his own congratulations earlier.
“I will pray for you and your success. Now is the time to heal deep wounds. Many are counting on you to show the way ”,
Republican Senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have also praised Biden, while many other Republican officials call this premature, saying not all votes have been counted yet and all challenges have not been counted. ‘have not been resolved.
Former President Bush agreed that Trump had “the right to demand recounts and to initiate legal proceedings.”
But he added, “The American people can be confident that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be maintained and its outcome clear. ”
Sounding a message of unity that echoed Biden’s own words, Bush added, “We must unite for the sake of our families and our neighbors, and for our nation and its future.
“There is no problem that will not yield to the united will of a free people.