(Michael McGrady) – Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak praised U.S. Congress’ certification of his state’s electoral votes in a statement Thursday.
Democrat Joe Biden won Nevada’s six electoral votes in the election, beating incumbent Republican President Donald Trump by over 33,500 votes. The Trump campaign filed several legal challenges to Nevada’s election results, all of which failed.
“Nevada voters made their voices heard in November, and they chose President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” the governor said in the statement.
Sisolak also condemned the chaos that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after Trump supporters breached the building as “the opposite of patriotic — it was undemocratic and un-American.”
“I am thankful for the safety of Nevada’s federal delegation, all congressional members and staff, and law enforcement officers,” the statement read. “I look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration as we continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and as we continue on our path toward recovery.”
Congressional Democrats have called on President Trump to be removed from office for inciting his followers to take over the Capitol building.
Trump posted a video late Thursday to his Twitter account disavowing the rioters and ceding the presidency to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.