Last Updated on November 9, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended President Trump’s right to mount legal challenges in battleground states where voting and ballot counting irregularities have been reported, noting that Democrats have attempted to dispute the results every Republican presidential victory in the last twenty years. The Senate Majority leader did not follow corporate media directives to describe Joe Biden as President-elect.
McConnell (R-TN) noted that voters rejected the left-wing extremist policies and “radicalism” of congressional Democrats, retaining the Republican’s majority in the Senate and shrinking the Democrats’ lead in the House of Representatives.
“And then there’s the presidential race,” McConnell said. “Obviously, no states have yet certified their election results, we have one or two states that are already on track for a recount, and I believe the President may have legal challenges underway in at least five states.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
"All legal ballots must be counted. Any illegal ballots must not be counted…the projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president." pic.twitter.com/G7mhUyZUx0
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) November 9, 2020
“The core principle here is not complicated. In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots must not be counted, the process should be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns,” the Senate Majority leader stated.
McConnell also made no mention of the corporate media’s fawning declarations of victory for the Biden campaign, or the seemingly premature celebrations by the Democrat Party.
“President Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weight his legal options,” McConnell noted, adding that Democrats contested the results of the 2004, 2008, and 2016 elections after they lost.
“The President has every right to look into allegations and request recounts under the law, and notably, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations,” the Tennessee senator concluded. “Projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president.”