Trump falsely insists he received the US election, telling 1000’s gathered in Washington that victory was ‘stolen’ from him.
President Donald Trump declared he’ll “never concede” as Congress readied to satisfy to tally and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Clinging to the false concept that he received the United States election, Trump insisted to a crowd of tens of 1000’s gathered on Wednesday on the Ellipse close to the White House that his “victory” was “stolen” by the Democrats.
“We do not want to see our election victory stolen by radical left Democrats, that’s what they’re doing, and stolen by the fake news media, that’s what they’ve done and what they’re doing,” Trump stated Wednesday.
“We will never give up and never concede,” Trump stated. “We will stop the steal.”
Trump then repeated his false idea that Vice President Mike Pence can block Biden’s victory throughout Wednesday’s joint session of Congress when it meets to rely the licensed electoral votes and make Biden’s election official.
“If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” Trump stated.
“States want to re-vote. The states got defrauded, they were given false information and now they want it back.”
“All Pence has to do is send it back to the states … and we become president, and you are the happiest people,” Trump added.
Pence, who will preside over Wednesday’s joint session of Congress, has a strictly ceremonial position, per the US Constitution.
Pence has reportedly stated this to Trump, however Trump has continued to name out Pence publicly, pressuring him to take what many election regulation consultants say can be unlawful actions.
They argue that Pence doesn’t have the constitutional or authorized authority to toss out electors which were legally licensed by states. Even if Pence tried to comply with Trump’s orders, any try can be overruled by a majority Democratic House and a Senate the place a number of Republicans are on the file saying they won’t help any efforts to subvert the election outcomes.
One of these Republicans, Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who has spoken out towards Trump for years, stated that Trump’s rhetoric to overturn the election has “disgraced the office of the presidency”.
“I’m confident that we’ll proceed as the Constitution demands and tell our supporters the truth — whether or not they want to hear it,” Romney advised reporters Wednesday morning, based on the Associated Press information company.
“President Trump has disrespected the American voters, has dishonoured the election system and has disgraced the office of the presidency,” Romney stated.