WASHINGTON – Assuming the projected results remain the same, Congressman Tom Reed will serve during a third different U.S. Presidency starting Jan. 20.
During a weekly media conference call Tuesday morning, WNYNewsNow asked Reed about his past working relationship with former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to be the President-Elect. Reed says that he suspects the lines of communication will remain open, just as he says they were when Biden served as the Vice President.
“Based off of those relationships and that background, I take the President-Elect at his word in the sense that he wants to bring the country together, he wants to work with Congress,” Reed said. “I’ll extend to him my open hand as a proud Republican, and him and proud Democrat, to ‘Lets start solving problems for America’ and I’ll be the first one to offer that hand of good faith and work that we can do together.”
Reed says that members on both sides of the Congressional isle had a difficult time communicating with President Obama when he was in office, which he says meant Biden “took up that space.”
The Congressman released the following statement Saturday:
“To ensure the integrity of our electoral process, we must continue to transparently count and certify all of the American people’s votes to its complete conclusion.
However, out of respect and in deference to the moment, I extend my congratulations to President-elect Biden. We are ready to come together, work as one and help all Americans through the difficult times ahead. This will require all of us to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”