Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel took the Senate floor on Monday and went scorched earth on Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media for their hypocrisy.
The final outcome of the Nov. 3 presidential election still in dispute given President Donald Trump’s team is contesting crucial outcomes in key battlefield states.
McConnell delivered a powerful reminder to the Democrats about how they greeted the results of the 2016 vote and how they’ve behaved in the long years since.
“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 that this one would be illegitimate, too, if they lost again, only if they lost.”
From the riots that struck Washington as Trump was inaugurated to the endless, media-fueled hysteria of the “Russia collusion” probe, to the ludicrous, Kafkaesque absurdity of the Democratic impeachment effort, the #Resistance never even made a show of accepting the legitimacy of the Trump presidency.
Yet the same Democratic lawmakers, the same self-important media outlets, are now expecting Trump and his tens of millions of supporters to simply accept as gospel the idea that Trump lost his re-election bid?
“The core principle here is not complicated,” McConnell said.
“In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots must not be counted, the process should be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns. President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities, and weigh his legal options,” McConnell said.
McConnell then reminded the country of very public statements by Democratic leaders like former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who said: “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstance.”
He also noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump “will lie, cheat and steal to win this election.”
“Notably, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations,” McConnell said.
“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.
MITCH MCCONNELL: “Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options…no lectures about how [he] should…accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent 4 years refusing to accept…the last election." pic.twitter.com/rZWGovF5OE
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 9, 2020
All the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media isn’t going to change that — and Mitch McConnell just made that clear.
Aside from that, a new report claims that if Trump does not prevail in his legal challenges regarding the 2020 election results, he will launch another bid for the White House in 2024.
Trump is reported to be “privately discussing” a 2024 run in the case that the legal dominoes do not fall his way.
“President Trump has already told advisers he’s thinking about running for president again in 2024, two sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios,” the report said.