The following article, Mitch McConnell Rejects Trump’s Claims of a Stolen Election at Joint Session of Congress, was first published on Big League Politics.
In a speech given before the Senate at Wednesday’s Joint Session of Congress, Mitch McConnell rejected Trump’s claims of widespread fraud and a stolen election.
“President Trump claims the election was stolen. The assertions range from specific local allegations, to constitutional arguments, to sweeping conspiracy theories. I supported the president’s right to use the legal system. […] But over and over, the courts rejected these claims, including all-star judges whom the president himself has nominated,” McConnell said.
“Every election, we know, features some illegality and irregularity. And of course that’s unacceptable. I support strong state-led voting reforms. Last year’s bizarre pandemic procedures must not become the new norm. But nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale that would’ve tipped the entire election. Nor can public doubt alone justify a