As White House Declines Peaceful Transition, McConnell Pushes Back


At White House press briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claims President Trump will "accept the results of a free and fair election" – but she won’t exactly explain what that means in real terms. Instead, she said the same question should be posed to Democrats.

As we told you yesterday, Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses re-election. Still, McEnany condemned mass mail-in voting and raised more questions about the potential for fraud, something FBI Director Chris Wray testified in a Senate hearing that the bureau has "not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national fraud effort in a major election."

Either way, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leading the chorus of Republicans to dismiss Trump’s positioning. First taking to Twitter, McConnell later appeared on Fox News to say the same, noting there will be “an orderly transfer of power" in January, just as there has been "every four years since Washington was elected for a second term in 1792."

Source: White House