The following article, Republicans Chastise President Without Mentioning His Name, After He Won’t Commit To Peaceful Transfer Of Power, was first published on Flag And Cross.
A handful of individuals in the GOP were not too happy with President Trump for refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Joe Biden win the November election.
Leading the pack were Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Steve Stivers of Ohio. All three of these individuals took to social media to rebuke Trump, though none of them actually mentioned him by name, probably in an attempt to continue putting on an air of solidarity.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
“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,” said Romney, who has long been at odds with the president.
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
“The peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution. We will uphold that oath,” said Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House.
At the White House, the president was asked by a reporter if he would “commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the November election” during Wednesday’s press briefing. The president didn’t answer affirmatively.
“We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” the president said. “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”
Immediately, leftists all over Twitter have pounced on his comments to try and twist them to make the president look as if he’s wanting to go full dictator here, and get rid of voting altogether so he can stay in power.
Anyone with fully functioning brain cells knows that is not the case. He is clearly talking about mail-in ballots. What he’s saying is, if we do a majority of the voting this year by mail-in ballot, he’s going to probably challenge the results out of the very real fear and possibility that the results were tampered with.
He’s saying a peaceful transfer of power with no complaint will go down if we don’t opt for the mail-in voting because he’ll gladly accept the will of the people at that point because it’ll be clear their voices were heard.
Of course, the lack of clarity in the statement is what is being capitalized on by leftist media, but they know full well what was meant here.