A Republican from Kentucky gave up on his party leader’s chances of staying in presidency and quickly praised his Democratic Party rivals for winning the election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has abandoned hopes of President Donald Trump winning another four years in the Oval Office, and decided to make peace with who he called “president-elect” Joe Biden and “vice president-elect” Kamala Harris.
“The Electoral College has spoken, so today I want to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said according to Reuters.
McConnell suggested he knew Biden very well and commended him on spending 40 years in public office.
“The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate, he has devoted himself to public service for many years,” he said.
McConnell also welcomed fellow Sen. Harris for becoming the nation’s second-in-command and adding gender diversity to the so-called Biden administration.
“I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect, our colleague from California, Sen. Harris,” he said. “Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.”
He admitted the GOP had initially hoped President Trump would succeed in overturning the election. However, a number of Republicans believe the Democratic Party’s 306 Electoral College votes will be too hard to contest, even if election fraud happened.
“Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result,” he said. “But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th.”
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) previously ordered President Trump to end his legal challenge about the presidential race outcome immediately.
Ryan declared the election was finished and the result was undeniable.
“The election is over, the outcome is certain,” he told the Bank of America’s virtual European credit conference, according to Politico. “These legal challenges to the outcome and the attacks on our voting system really need to stop, in my opinion. The outcome will not be changed, and it will only serve to undermine our faith in our system of government, our faith in our democracy.”
President Trump does not believe Biden and Harris will be inaugurated because there is still a chance election irregularities will let him stay in the Oval Office for another four years.
“Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud, there has never been anything like this in our country!” he said on Twitter.
He revealed Dominion voting technology incorrectly processed more than two-thirds of ballots in Michigan during the November election.
“68% error rate in Michigan Voting Machines. Should be, by law, a tiny percentage of one percent,” he said on Twitter. “Did Michigan Secretary of State break the law? Stay tuned!”
“Tremendous problems being found with voting machines. They are so far off it is ridiculous,” he added on Twitter. “Able to take a landslide victory and reduce it to a tight loss. This is not what the USA is all about. Law enforcement shielding machines. DO NOT TAMPER a crime. Much more to come!”