Fox News contributor Guy Benson said on Thursday that Donald Trump’s maneuvering to overturn his election defeat would have enraged Republicans if Hillary Clinton had tried the same thing after losing to Trump in 2016 and called the president’s attempt to overturn the election a very “longshot.”
“I think conservatives would rightly have been in the streets screaming their heads off and I would have been right there with them because that’s not what we do in this country,” Benson, a Fox News contributor and Fox News Radio host, told Martha MacCallum. “That would be a shocking departure from our system of governance and the transfer of power in this country. I think this is a very dangerous path to even consider, let alone go down.”
During his commentary, Benson rebuked Trump’s strategies as disruptive, baseless and undemocratic as he slammed the president’s “longshot” plot in Michigan to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s convincing victory in the battleground state.
Trump invited two top GOP state legislators to Washington on Friday in what is seen as an attempt to pressure them into decertifying the result.
“There are some that say that the seeds of distrust in the election are sort of paving the way for the president to say that it was illegitimate over the course of the next few years if he decides that he wants to run again,” Benson said. “We know that on Hillary Clinton’s side, she told Joe Biden not to concede under any circumstances in this election. So it’s been fraught on both sides from day one and who knows what we would be seeing on their side if the outcome had been different.”
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