Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor on Monday to defend Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidency after Joe Biden won the election.
McConnell said Trump has “every right to look into allegations and request recounts.”
“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. “Our institutions are actually built for this. We have the system in place to consider concerns and President Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”
McConnell added, “And notably, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations. The projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president.”
Take a look at McConnell’s remarks below:
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