President-elect Joe Biden will address the nation on Wednesday and has previewed one major announcement on immigration regarding his plans for his first 100 days; plus, more top stories in Democrat election politics.
Biden to make national address on Wednesday
President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation on Wednesday from Wilmington, Delaware, where he is expected to discuss some of his goals for his first 100 days in office, while also speaking on the “shared sacrifice as Americans are making this holiday season.” NBC reports that the former vice president is also expected to discuss the steep rise in COVID-19 cases across the US in a message that promises “that we can and will get through the current crisis together.”
Biden: Receives 80 million votes in historic first
President-elect Joe Biden has now received over 80 million votes in the 2020 presidential election, making him the first candidate in US history to reach such a milestone. Biden has received roughly 51 percent of the national popular vote over incumbent President Donald Trump’s 47.1 percent (73.8 million votes), according to vote-tracking from the Cook Political Report, the Independent reported.
Biden plans to grant citizenship to over 11 million undocumented immigrants in first 100 days in office
In an interview with NBC on Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden revealed his plan for bringing citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, Daily Wire reported.
“I’m going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said. “I will also be moving to do away with some of the…I think very damaging executive orders that have significantly impacted on making the climate worse and making us less healthy.”
Chelsea Clinton says she’s thinking about running for office
Chelsea Clinton, 38, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in a brief interview with the Westchester County Journal that she would consider running for office, albeit under very specific circumstances, Daily Caller reported. Her comments came during a book event promoting her latest children’s book “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.”
“I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me,” Chelsea has said.
Speculation about someone who might “step down or retire” would be Democrat New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is a potential presidential candidate for 2024, and could leave a Senate seat vacant.