Why 6 Delaware Republicans refused to congratulate, express support for Joe Biden RESOLUTION…
…All 15 Delaware Republicans in the House, meanwhile, voted unanimously to congratulate the Biden, the former Delaware senator, when the resolution came up to a vote.
But unlike in the Senate, the Biden resolution was lumped in with two other resolutions to express thanks to first responders and ask the Department of Transportation for a report on street paving costs for subdivisions.
House lawmakers had to vote on all three at once, instead of individually.
The highest-ranking Republican in that chamber — House Minority Leader Danny Short, R-Seaford — was quick to point that out when asked about his caucus’ vote on the Biden resolution.
“We have no further comment on the issue and that we’re more focused on the bills we will be debating this year that could actually have a significant impact on the lives of Delawareans, not inconsequential resolutions,” Short said.
The House is likely to vote on the Harris resolution late next week.
26 WHEREAS, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s election as the 46th President of the United States is an example of resilience
27 and triumph, as Americans look forward to him leading the country to a better place, fostering unity, and advancing justice
28 and equality for all; and
29 WHEREAS, the people of Delaware will continue to benefit from Biden’s leadership, passion, and progress for
30 years to come.
31 NOW, THEREFORE:
32 BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 151st General Assembly, the Senate concurring
33 therein, in recognition of the significant and positive impact, during some of the most challenging circumstances,
34 professionally and personally, we congratulate Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on his election as 46th President of the United
35 States of America.
36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House presents this resolution to President Biden with the most sincere
37 thanks, appreciation, and support in his Presidency on behalf of all Delawareans.
This resolution honors President-elect Joseph R. B