Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) dodged when asked by CNN’s Manu Raju why he has not spoken out amid President Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged and stolen from him.
In his response, the Senate Majority Leader suggested that the outcome of the presidential election still has not been determined, but argued that he is not focused on the result and is instead focused on what Congress will do during the rest of the lame duck session.
“As I’ve said repeatedly, we have this government for the next three weeks for sure, and what I’m focusing on is trying to accomplish as much as we can during this three week period, which requires dealing with the government that we have right now,” McConnell said.
“The future will take care of itself as I’ve said repeatedly, we’re going to go through these processes. The electoral college is going to meet December 14th, there will be an inauguration January 20th,” he added.
Attorney General William Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday that the Justice Department hasn’t found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month’s presidential election.
Sources closed to McConnell have said the Kentucky Republican knows Trump lost but thinks it would be “political suicide” to admit it.
Watch the video below via The Hill:
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "We have this government for the next three weeks for sure… The future will take care of itself." pic.twitter.com/ibqBebpk9X
— The Hill (@thehill) December 2, 2020