Highlights from the Transition: Biden Announces Coronavirus Task Force
Meanwhile, McConnell backs Trump’s refusal to concede
Yesterday, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not contradict President Donald Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him, and the attorney general gave prosecutors authority to investigate claims of voter fraud. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled the 13 members his coronavirus task force.
In his first public remarks since Biden was declared the winner, McConnell, the majority leader, celebrated the success of Republicans who won election to the House and Senate, hailing their victories as decisive. But in the next breath, McConnell treated the outcome of the presidential election — based on the same ballots that elected those Republicans — as merely “preliminary,” and hammered Democrats for calling on Trump to accept the results.
"President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options," the Kentucky Republican said, delivering his first comments since Biden was declared the winner. "Let's not have any lectures about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election."
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