The Hill reports:
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pushed back on Wednesday against President Trump, who refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election in November.
Romney, who is one of the GOP senators most willing to publicly criticize Trump, is the first Republican lawmaker to weigh in on the president’s comments made from the White House on Wednesday.
Trump has declined to commit to accepting the results of the November election, saying he will “have to see.” He also has argued that an increase in mail-in voting will lead to fraud in the election. Experts say there is no evidence of meaningful fraud tied to voting by mail.
Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 24, 2020
Mitt, this is on you now. Act accordingly. We don’t need the fake act. Do something. You are enabling him.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 24, 2020
So DO something! Stop worrying about rushing a justice when you literally have a president threatening democracy. Do none of you people care about *anything* but your own power
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 24, 2020
Here’s Trump saying he needs a SCOTUS Justice to litigate the election in his favor. The video is from *today.* And Romney is voting for that person.
But cool tweet, I guess. pic.twitter.com/YtwcUOnrpS
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 24, 2020