While some Republican senators have already offered former Vice President Joe Biden their congratulations for winning the election, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) struck a different tone during a floor statement on Monday. The Senate Majority Leader refused to congratulate Biden and chose to affirm President Trump’s right to fight the election results in court instead.
“Obviously no states have yet certified their election results. We have at least one or two states that are already on track for a recount and I believe the president may have legal challenges underway in at least five states,” McConnell pointed out.
McConnell continued, noting that “in the United States of American, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots not be counted,” and that the proceedings should be “transparent or observable by all sides.”
Cocaine Mitch didn’t stop there. He reiterated that it was the president’s prerogative to challenge the results of the presidential election. “President Trump is 100-percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” he added.
“We have the tools and institutions we need to address any concerns. The president has every right to look into allegations and request recounts under the law,” he noted.
While the lawmaker did not outright say that voter fraud had occurred during the election, he did point out that corporate media outlets do not have the authority to call the race for either candidate. “The Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations. The projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president of the United States,” he said.
But McConnell wasn’t through yet. He went on to lay into Democrats who have hypocritically lambasted President Trump for contesting the election results. He said:
“Let’s not have any lectures, no lectures, about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election and who insinuated this one would be illegitimate too if they lost again — only if they lost.”
The lawmaker continued, taunting Democrats for its poor down-ballot performance. He pointed out that the American people “reacted to House Democrats’ radicalism and obstruction by shrinking the Speaker’s majority and electing more Republicans.”
McConnell laid out what most conservatives have been saying since Election Day. The Democrats and their close friends and allies in the corporate press have no room to whine about Trump challenging the election results in battleground states where the count was close. Many of these folks refused to accept that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 and engaged in impressive displays of mental gymnastics to do so.
If the courts rule that Trump did not win re-election, conservatives will not respond in the same way the left did four years ago. We won’t be screaming at the sky. We won’t be rioting in the streets. We won’t cook up a foreign interference narrative to push for the next four years. The left can wait a few more weeks to start celebrating, unless, of course, they are afraid that the voter fraud investigations will turn up something they would rather the public not see?
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