Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., here at the Capitol on Friday, acknowledged Joe Biden as president-elect in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday for the first time since the election.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 11: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) wears a protective mask while arriving to the U.S. Capitol on December 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline to pass a continuing resolution to avert a partial shutdown and fund the government for another week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)