A few members of the Republican Party were very displeased with the lack of commitment to a peaceful transfer of power by President Trump in recent comments he made to the press, who, as you probably imagine, have ripped his statement out of context and have used it to fearmonger.
Sen. Mitt Romney, along with Reps. Liz Cheney and Steve Stivers, decided that the president needed a good scolding for his statement and took to social media to deliver their little tongue lashing. They were careful, however, not to mention his name, because, well, they don’t want the Republican voters to turn on them at the ballot box.
via Washington Examiner:
“Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable,” said Romney, who has long been at odds with the president.
Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 24, 2020
“The peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution. We will uphold that oath,” said Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House.
At the White House, the president was asked by a reporter if he would “commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the November election” during Wednesday’s press briefing. The president didn’t answer affirmatively.
“We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” the president responded. “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”
It’s pretty clear what he’s saying here. In essence, he’s stating that if we use a majority of mail-in ballots for this election, he’ll likely contest the results out of concern the results may have been tampered with and the election stolen.
If the radical left wants to see power transfer smoothly with no hiccups, they need to support in-person voting. if Trump loses in that particular situation, he’s saying he won’t contest the results and will accept them.
But since he didn’t say “mail-in ballots” and just used “ballots,” the leftist media are freaking out on him and accusing him of wanting to get rid of voting altogether, which isn’t true at all. Trump wants to protect the integrity of our election system. That’s it.