The powerful Republican’s statements are the first since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election on Saturday.
Trump refuses to acknowledge the defeat, and McConnell said Monday that President Trump has a “100 percent” right to question the election results and consider legal options. This process will continue and “come to a conclusion”.
“Our institutions are built for this,” says McConnell.
Both before and after Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory became a fact, Trump has made undocumented allegations of electoral fraud. Trump and his associates have filed lawsuits in a number of places in hopes of changing the election results. So far, Trump’s advances in the judiciary have had little success.
The head of the US Federal Electoral Commission, Ellen Weintraub, is among those who believe Trump is undermining confidence in the election and democracy in the US.
So far, few celebrities have congratulated Biden on his victory or publicly urged Trump to acknowledge defeat. Among them are Senator and Trump critic Mitt Romney and former President George W. Bush.
Senator Susan Collins on Monday congratulated incoming President Biden on an “apparent victory.” However, she added that Trump must be given the chance to challenge the results.(Terms)Copyright Dagens Næringsliv AS and / or our suppliers. We would like you to share our cases using a link, which leads directly to our pages. Copying or other form of use of all or part of the content, can only take place with written permission or as permitted by law. For further terms see here.