Midterm elections showed strength of U.S. democracy -Biden

STORY: "What we saw was the strength and resilience of American democracy and we saw it in action," Biden told reporters at the start of a news conference in Indonesia, where he is traveling.

"There was a strong rejection of political violence and voter intimidation. There was an emphatic statement that in America, the will of the people prevails," he said.

Biden's Democrats maintained control of the Senate in the election despite predictions that Republicans would capture Congress in a broad victory.

"I don't get any sense that there's a - more or less confrontation. We were very blunt with one another about places where we disagree or where we were uncertain of each other's position," Biden said, referring to the country's two political parties.