Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results and consider legal options. Democrat Joe Biden has been projected the winner by the media, but he is not the winner until the Electoral College makes that determination.
McConnell, the Republican leader, made his first public comments since Biden was projected (not declared) the winner of the presidential election, comes as Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill have been reluctant to congratulate Biden or push the president to accept the outcome.
Trump has not conceded the race as he is mounting legal fights due to voter irregularities and fraud in the election. McConnell said the process will play out and “reach its conclusion.”
“Our institutions are actually built for this,” McConnell said as he opened the Senate. “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.”
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the Republicans’ refusal to stand by the election results is “extremely dangerous, extremely poisonous to our democracy.” Isn’t that what the Democrats have done for the last years?
Schumer said election lawsuits can be valid, but they must be based in evidence and facts. “Joe Biden won the election fair and square,” Schumer said. My question, how would Shumer know?