Republicans Tell Trump He Can’t Delay the Election
Senior Republicans have dismissed President Donald Trump’s idea that the election could be delayed because of what he claims will be massive voter fraud. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy opposed postponement.
“Never in the history of this country, through wars, depressions and the Civil War, have we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time. We will find a way to do that again this November third,” Senator McConnell told a local station in Kentucky.
McCarthy made a very similar comment and also dismissed the idea of a delay to November’s vote.
“Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election,” McCarthy said.
However, President Trump appeared to double down on a possible election delay on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, he again pointed to unfounded claims about fraud involving mail-in ballots.
“I don’t want to see a crooked election,” Trump said.
The contrast between the President and his Republican allies is apparently significant as Trump doesn’t look willing to drop the issue of an election delay in the near future.