RJC Statement on the Result of the 2020 Presidential Election

Washington, DC (January 7, 2021) – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States. After the abhorrent mob attack yesterday on our Capitol, our elected officials went back to work, fulfilled their duty under our Constitution, and certified the results of the 2020 election. Now is the time for the same peaceful transition of power that the US has carried out for over 220 years. It is also time for healing and unity in our country, because we face many serious and significant challenges.

As President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the COVID-19 pandemic has already taken many lives and disrupted our vibrant and growing economy. Our adversaries and competitors abroad will be watching the new administration closely. It is vital that we come together as a nation and pursue policies that are consistent with our founding principles and that strengthen the uniquely successful federal republic that our founders built.

In particular, we hope to work with the incoming Biden administration on issues such as the US-Israel relationship and preventing a nuclear Iran. Peace and stability in the Middle East can be achieved when America takes a leadership role, supports Israel, opens doors for cooperation between Israel and her neighbors, and – very importantly – acts prudently to restrain the hegemonic ambitions of the theocratic dictators in Iran.

We are blessed to live in the most free, safe, and prosperous country in the world. America’s Founding Fathers created a constitutional government that has weathered many challenges, including outright civil war. In these troubled times, we must come together so that this remarkable country will continue to thrive, in peace and security.