Republican senators fist-bump and congratulate Kamala Harris on floor of Senate

Republican senators fist-bump and congratulate Kamala Harris on floor of Senate - despite publicly denying she and Joe Biden have won Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was greeted on the Senate floor Tuesday with fist-bumps and congratulations by Republican lawmakers  They included Sens. James Lankford and Lindsey Graham, who have given President Donald cover to not concede the election  Afterward, Lankford said he was being polite and told CNN that 'the election is not settled' Graham is taking heat for a conversation he had with Georgia's secretary of state, which was interpreted as a push to toss out legal ballots in the state 

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:23 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 22:44 GMT, 17 November 2020

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was greeted on the Senate floor Tuesday with fist-bumps and congratulations by some of the same Republicans who have publicly denied she and President-elect Joe Biden have won the election. 

Reporters on Capitol Hill, along with C-SPAN's cameras, captured Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and top ally to President Donald , giving Harris, a senator from California, a fist-bump.

Additionally, Sens. Tim Scott, Mike Rounds, James Lankford and Ben Sasse all wished her congratulations, CNN reported.   

Sen. Lindsey Graham (right) gives Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a fist-bump on the Senate floor Tuesday, after giving President Donald Trump cover to challenge the presidential election results. Harris is also surrounded by Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Chris Coons

Sen. Lindsey Graham (right) gives Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a fist-bump on the Senate floor Tuesday, after giving President Donald cover to challenge the presidential election results. Harris is also surrounded by Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Chris Coons  

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to vote - and was greeted by several GOP colleagues who wished her congratulations, despite Trump's refusal to concede the election

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to vote - and was greeted by several GOP colleagues who wished her congratulations, despite 's refusal to concede the election 

The election was called 10 days ago by the major news networks for Biden and Harris, yet has refused to concede. 

He's stayed out of sight publicly, appearing briefly in the White House Rose Garden Friday, and driving to his Virginia golf club Saturday and Sunday. 

On Monday,

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