• Sen. Mitt Romney dismissed allegations that there was voter fraud during the 2020 elections
  • Sen. Susan Collins wished the incoming Biden administration success
  • Former President George Bush thanked Biden for his patriotic victory speech 

A growing group of prominent Republicans has broken from the Trump administration and accepted President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ projected win in the 2020 election.

Many leading Republicans have urged President Donald Trump to fight the outcome of the election, with some publicly throwing their support behind the GOP leader, according to The New York Times.

However, other well-known GOP leaders are opposing Trump's refusal to concede. Here are the Republicans who have publicly congratulated Biden and Harris.

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Sunday called for the country to support Biden. He also dismissed allegations that there was widespread voter fraud in the presidential race.

"I think we get behind the new president, unless for some reason that's overturned, we get behind the new president and wish him the very best," Romney told CNN.

He also published a statement on Twitter, congratulating both Biden and Harris on behalf of himself and his wife.

"We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead," the tweet stated.

Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska also offered his best wishes to Biden and Harris. His words came a day after multiple news outlets had announced the Democratic presidential candidate’s projected win, Omaha World-Herald reported.

“Melissa and I congratulate the next president, Joe Biden, and the next vice president, Kamala Harris. Today in our house we pray for both President Trump and President-Elect Biden, that both would be wise in the execution of their respective duties during this important time in our nation,” the statement read.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Monday also congratulated President-elect Biden on his projected election win. She also wished the new administration “every success.”

"I would offer my congratulations to President-elect Biden on his apparent victory – he loves this country, and I wish him every success," Collins said.

Collins also emphasized the importance of a peaceful transition of power, and said the incoming Biden administration should be allowed to prepare and be ready to govern, The Hill reported.

Cindy McCain, the wife of former Sen. John McCain, extended her congratulations to her “Dear friend” Biden and to Harris, who she endorsed in September. “Joe will unify the country” and “build a stronger America,” McCain said.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush became the most prominent Republican to acknowledge the election outcome and congratulate Biden. In a statement released Monday, Bush said he and the president-elect had spoken on the phone, and said he thanked Biden for his “patriotic” victory speech.

The former president also revealed that he called Vice President-elect Harris to congratulate her on becoming the first woman and woman of color to win in a presidential election.

"I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country. The president-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans. I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can," Bush stated.

US President-elect Joe Biden is increasingly acting like a leader in waiting
US President-elect Joe Biden is increasingly acting like a leader in waiting AFP / ANGELA WEISS