Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sparked the ire of the internet on Monday after telling Americans that there will be a “peaceful transition of power” after the November election while enabling Donald Trump, who is refusing to commit to peacefully leave the White House if he loses to Joe Biden.
“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,” McConnell tweeted.
McConnell’s comments come 24 hours after Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, demanding that ballots be “thrown out” and saying that “there will not be a transition, but a continuation” of his presidency.
Twitter users were quick to respond with many pointing out McConnell’s lack of credibility.
Check out some of the responses:
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
You have zero credibility after refusing to hear Merrick Garland eight months before an election and then rushing to confirm an as yet unnamed SC nominee.
— 🏴☠️Liam Bean #VetsRESIST #BidenHarris2020🏴☠️ (@LiamMcBaen) September 24, 2020
Fuck you Mitch. You are the grave digger of American democracy. That will be your legacy.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 24, 2020
If you really want to drain the swamp, this guy must go. Kentucky do your job pic.twitter.com/FNHmQwz4BI
— BlueDream 2020 (@58bugeye) September 24, 2020
you're lying and attempting to steal the election through the courts in what is the most brazen conspiracy against americans since the 2016 election
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) September 24, 2020
You caused this destruction to our democracy.
— Christine C. (@Chriscarts31) September 24, 2020
Don't blink. He'll backtrack on that and defend his rhetoric to clamp down on democratic transition of power like the partisan shill he is.
— syaf (@lebaldautist) September 24, 2020
Um, your dictator just said there wouldn’t be a smooth transition??? You need to stop the Supreme Court Justice confirmation until AFTER the elections, Mitch. Let the PEOPLE decide. pic.twitter.com/9LZeW1uFNu
— Shannon 🌊🌊🌊 (@ThisIsYoBigMama) September 24, 2020
I wish I could believe that Mitch. However I will tell you this if it doesn’t happen it will be your fault!🤬🤬🤬🤬
— Sandy K (@SandyKillik) September 24, 2020
Unbelievable… Trump: “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer frankly, there’ll be a continuation."
GOP supports this self-acclaimed dictator
The Republic needs a blowout turnout for Biden pic.twitter.com/aXKPgaHhMJ
— Andrew James (@AndrewJ23341922) September 24, 2020
Sorry but this is revolution time. Time for new govt of the ppl. Can you say REVOLUTION.
— Dawn Sharp (@nevrsurrendr) September 24, 2020
McConnell is up for re-election and is in a tight race against Democratic candidate Amy McGrath.