According to Singapore’s Daily News, U.S. business leaders urged Congress to “look forward” and certify Biden as the next president of the United States.
The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint meeting on January 6 local time to count the results of the electoral college vote and announce the winners of the presidential election. At this time, the process of electing the new president was fully completed.
The Lianhe Zaobao quoted AFP as saying that more than 170 executives from the U.S. financial, sports, technology and media industries issued a joint letter to Congress on the 4th local time, condemning any action aimed at disrupting the certification process, saying that it is “contravening the basic purpose of our democracy”.
“The presidential election has settled, and it’s time for the U.S. to look forward,” they said in the letter.
They made it clear that “Congress should certify the results of the voting in the electoral college on the 6th.”
According to reports, well-known business representatives who signed the joint letter include Jonathan Gray, chief operating officer of Blackstone Group, Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, Albert Burra, CEO of Pfizer, Xiao Hua, president of the NBA, and executives of Goldman Sachs and American Express.
According to the report, the accreditation procedure of the U.S. Congress is a routine procedure for the U.S. presidential election, but at least 12 Republican senators, led by Senator Cruz, said they would oppose the results of the congressional certification of the electoral college on the 6th local time and asked Congress to conduct an emergency 10-day review of the results.
Nuclear. More than 100 Republican congressmen who support incumbent Trump also vowed to challenge the voting results of the electoral college.
The report believes that given that the House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats and several Republican Senate bosses have admitted Biden’s victory, there is little hope of success in the vote against the certified electoral college.