Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said President Donald Trump was completely within his rights to look into “irregularities” from last week’s election. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Republican leader did not acknowledge Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect or Kamala Harris as vice president-elect.
“President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” McConnell said.
“In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted. Any illegal ballots must not be counted. The process must be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns,” McConnell said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Pres. Trump has the legal right to look into alleged irregularities in the election: pic.twitter.com/zmLMB4nPGp
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 9, 2020
McConnell acknowledges that the election led victories to GOP senators and House members. But for presidential race, he says “no states have yet certified their election results” and Pres. Trump is “100% within his rights” to weigh legal options. He makes no mention of Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/X8rZUXVaOA
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2020
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