Democrats have been pushing the theory that should Joe Biden win on November 3rd, President Trump will not accept the election, and the military would escort Trump from the White House “if he loses and refuses to leave.”
Republican leaders in Congress and the White House responded to these accusations on Thursday, reassuring that GOP will abide by the will of the people and that “the winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th.”
“There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792,” tweeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 24, 2020
Sen. Lindsey Graham also assured that “if the Republicans lose, we will accept that result.” In an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Thursday, Graham said that even in the event that “we may have litigation about who won the election, but the court will decide, and if the Republicans lose, we will accept that result.”
Lindsey Graham: “People wonder about the peaceful transfer of power. I can assure you it will be peaceful. Now we may have litigation about who won the election, but the court will decide, and if Republicans lose, we’ll accept that result. But we need a full court.” pic.twitter.com/mVBGtMXiBF— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 24, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Press Secretary, said that President Trump “will accept the results of a free and fair election.”
White House @PressSec Kayleigh McEnany: “The President will accept the result of a free and fair election. But, I think that your question is more fitting to be asked of Democrats who have already been on the record that they won’t accept the results in the election…” pic.twitter.com/cOoeay0gSP— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) September 24, 2020