Schumer: Republicans’ Refusal to Accept Election Results Is ‘Dangerous’

Date: 2020-11-09 23:01:38

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Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer called Republicans’ refusal to accept the outcome of the 2020 election “dangerous” and “extremely poisonous” to democracy.

Schumer made the comments Monday on the Senate floor, moments after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results and consider legal options.

Trump has declined to concede the presidential race and is mounting legal fights, but there has been no indication or evidence of voter irregularities or fraud in the election. McConnell’s comments were his first public remarks after Biden was declared the winner on Saturday.

Schumer condemned the GOP refusal to accept the results, insisting Democrat presidential-elect Joe Biden won the election “fair and square,” adding, “The margins of his victory are growing by the day.”

“There is no law or requirement that President Trump concede the election or leave the office of the presidency with grace,” Schumer said, “but as history prepares to write the final few sentences on the Trump presidency, it will surely note how this president and his Republican allies here in Congress treated or treated our democracy on his way out the door.”

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