U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) just had a meltdown over the fact that some Republican senators haven’t accepted Joe Biden’s win in the presidential race — and the whole thing was caught on camera.
According to Breitbart, Shaheen was speaking with CNN on Friday when she accused the GOP lawmakers denying Biden’s win of “bordering on sedition and treason.”
“Each of us who are serving as senators took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. One of the most fundamental principles of the Constitution is the peaceful transition of power,” the New Hampshire Democrat told Newsroom host Jim Sciutto.
She went on: “These senators and members of Congress who have refused to acknowledge that we had a free and fair election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by over 7 million votes, are bordering on sedition and treason.”
“It is just unfathomable to me”
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, it’s become clear that a challenge to the results still remains strong among those in the GOP.
Republican senators like Kentucky’s Rand Paul and Georgia’s Kelly Loeffler have refused to publicly accept a definitive loss for President Donald Trump, according to USA Today, and a number of House Republicans, including Rep. Mo Brooks (AL), are hoping to get at least one member of the upper chamber on board with a challenge to the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to certify it.
It’s a development that has Shaheen livid — and she made that clear on Friday.
“It is just unfathomable to me how these elected representatives can be refusing to accept the peaceful transition of power. I think they should be sanctioned,” she told CNN, according to Breitbart.
Sen, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): “These senators and members of Congress who have refused to acknowledge that we had a free and fair election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by over 7 million votes, are bordering on sedition and treason … ” pic.twitter.com/jQfcl5oaoS
— The Recount (@therecount) December 18, 2020
“Don’t let them take it away!”
It remains unclear, of course, if efforts to overturn the Electoral College vote will be successful. But President Trump, for his part, isn’t giving up yet — even if McConnell has already made his stance clear.
.@senatemajldr and Republican Senators have to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore. We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT FOR IT. Don’t let them take it away!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020