(RepublicanNews.org) – To set the record straight, there are no mentions of the term “president-elect” in Article II of the US Constitution, which covers the presidency and executive branch. The term is mentioned in the 20th Amendment but fails to codify the term’s use. Nevertheless, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) invoked it, congratulating “president-elect Joe Biden” during a December 15 press conference.
As one might expect, MAGA supporters weren’t delighted with McConnell’s use of the term. The blowback was swift, with several of the president’s supporters posting angry responses on their Twitter accounts.
MAGA turns on Mitch: Trump's allies slam Mitch McConnell for congratulating Joe Biden https://t.co/JEjVAokD0G
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 16, 2020
Retired three-star general and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appeared to give the charge momentum by retweeting a post calling on “American Patriots” to step up and let McConnell know they don’t support his mindset regarding Biden.
.@realDonaldTrump millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.#FightLikeAFlynn https://t.co/WurxjIf0se
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 15, 2020
Of particular concern to Trump supporters are the facts that the media made up the term “president-elect.” The members of the House and Senate are expected to challenge the Electoral College ballots on January 6, and numerous lawsuits challenging the election continue working their way through the courts.
The inauguration isn’t scheduled until January 20, 2021, and as we already learned from the disputed 2000 election, anything is possible.
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