McConnell Says Trump Shouldn’t Accept Election Result From the Media
Senate Majority Leader Rejects Biden and Harris Victory
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that President Donald Trump has every right to demand an investigation of “irregularities” that may have been committed during last week’s elections.
Speaking in the Senate, McConnell did not recognize Democrat Joe Biden as President-elect and Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect..
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“President Trump has 100% authority to verify reports of violations and to consider available legal options,” McConnell said..
Earlier Monday, two other Republican senators, Susan Collins and Ben Sass, congratulated Biden on his victory. Collins highlighted the importance of a transition process that ensures the President-elect and Harris are ready to take over the country on January 20..
“He loves this country and I wish him every success,” Collins said in a statement. Few Republican Senators congratulate Democrat after he won enough electoral votes to win on Saturday.
Collins, who was re-elected to the Senate last week, also noted that Trump should be able to challenge the election results..
Trump did not admit defeat and filed a number of lawsuits, claiming fraud.
Sass, representing Nebraska in the Senate, published congratulations in the Omaha News-Herald.
“Today, we pray for both President Trump and President-elect Biden that they both will show wisdom in performing their duties at this important time for our country,” said Sass, who has often criticized Trump in the past..
“Despite the political disagreements with the new administration that many of us will have, the civic duty of all Americans is the same: to root for the success of each president, to cooperate and debate as actively but respectfully as possible,” added Sass.
Biden was previously congratulated by Alaska Senator Lisa Merkauski and Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who ran for president in the past..
Most Republican senators have avoided commenting publicly on the election results since the mainstream media announced Biden as the winner based on votes already tallied..
Some Republican lawmakers, including Senator Lindsay Graham, have urged Trump to keep fighting. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News Sunday that “all lawsuits must be resolved” before Americans can decide “who won the election.”.
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Natalka Pisnya (real name and surname). Journalist, specialization – Russian investigation, economics, domestic and international American politics, relations between the United States, Ukraine and Russia. She worked in the Washington bureau of the BBC, headed the American bureau of the Ukrainian television company 1 + 1, covered 2 Ukrainian revolutions, worked in the East of Ukraine, collaborated with Ukrainian television channels TVi, “Channel 5”, ICTV, weekly “Mirror of the Week” and web portal “New time”. Came to journalism in 1997. On the Voice of America – since 2018.