(RepublicanNews.org) – Once again, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) tossed a grenade in the direction of Donald Trump — this time for the president’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the presidential election. The two have butted heads several times since Romney cast the only Republican vote to impeach the president earlier this year.
Reporters asked the president about his commitment to a peaceful transfer during a Sept. 23 press conference. He told reporters he would have to wait and “see what happens.” He also stated there would be a “continuance of power” and not a transfer if the mail-in ballots were excluded from the election. Romney responded later that day with the following tweet.
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
Trump was asked again about committing to a peaceful transfer outside the White House later that day. He didn’t answer the question directly. Instead, he replied he had concerns an “honest” election wasn’t possible. The full Senate responded by voting unanimously on Sept. 24 to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.
The presidential election in November will tell the tale, and then it’s another couple of months for the inauguration. Possibly, the president was merely trying to poke fun at reporters with his non-answers. He could also just be playing his cards close to the vest.
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