Top US Republicans vow peaceful transition after Trump's election skepticism sows


On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans rejected President Donald Trump's commitment to a peaceful transfer of power, assuring U.S. voters that they would accept the results of the November election.


Top US Republicans vow peaceful transition after Trump's election skepticism sows


Trump refused to make a peaceful transition in response to a reporter's question on Wednesday, saying he expects his election battle with Democrat Joe Biden to be decided’ by the Supreme Court.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Trump said he did not know that the whole situation, with an uncontested ballot, could lead to "honest" elections on November 3. "

The Republican president's remarks on Wednesday, which referred to mass voting by mail, blocked a trend that has forced several Republican parties in Congress to distance themselves from Trump.

Despite Trump's rhetoric for more than four years, members of his own party are reluctant to criticize him, as many fear political retaliation.

McNeil wrote in a morning tweet, "The winner of the November 3 election will be inaugurated on January 20. There will be a systematic transfer, as has been the case every four years since 1792."

Like other Republicans, McCain did not directly criticize Trump.

By noon, at the height of the controversy, White House Press Secretary Kelly McKinney said in a news briefing: "The president will accept the results of a free and fair election."

But over the months, Trump has rigged the November election and repeatedly attacked Democrats for promoting mass mail-ballots for voters who are likely to cast their ballots at crowded polling stations. Taxes do not want to risk contracting the deadly COVID-19 virus.

In an interview with Fox News Radio, Trump called the mail-in ballots "a horror show," despite the study showing no particular problems with the voting process in recent years.

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, said voting arrangements were moving forward steadily. In an interview with Reuters television, he added: "This system is not broken. States are improving their voting principles on a daily basis."

Democrats have accused Trump of endangering American democracy and further politicizing his upcoming election to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, choosing the nominee yet. Will propose to play a role in the results.

Some of McConnell's fellow Republicans joined the effort to allay election concerns, including Senators Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters: "Regardless of the results, this one there will be a smooth transition.”

Trump, who is set to implicate Biden in the national referendum, has long sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, claiming without proof that mail-in voting would be free of fraud.

Senate President Chuck Schumer called him a "graveyard threat" to American democracy, saying, "President Trump, you are not a dictator and the United States will not allow you to be one."

Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost to Biden in the Democratic presidential race, called for an independent commission to monitor the upcoming election.

Democratic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned against being alarmed’ by a statement from a president who said she admired independent leaders. At a news conference, he urged Americans to exercise their voting right and advised Trump that "you are not in North Korea, you are not in Turkey, you are not in Russia."

Challenge the court

According to political analysts, if the November election is imminent, Trump could fight the outcome in federal courts in the hope of providing electoral college votes to keep the White House.

The Supreme Court has decided only one US presidential election, the 2000 contest between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham, an ally of Trump who will play a key role in confirming Trump's next Supreme Court nominee, said there could be litigation over the presidential election. "The (Supreme) court will decide, and if the Republicans lose, we will accept the outcome," Graham told Fox News. "But we need a full-court."

If Trump nominates a conservative candidate to serve on the Supreme Court, as expected and the Republican-controlled Senate approves the nominee, he will have six judges considered conservative and three independent. ۔


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