In the wake of this week’s Electoral College vote declaring Democrat Joe Biden the winner of last month’s presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed his congratulations. Now, Biden’s opponent is unleashing his fury.
Shortly after his statement conceding a victory for Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), President Donald Trump sounded off with a statement of frustration over McConnell’s perceived unwillingness to fight, the Washington Examiner reported.
“A judicially cognizable interest”
Despite ongoing legal battles related to the election, the top Senate Republican made it clear he believes it is too late for Trump to reverse the apparent outcome of the race.
Not only did McConnell’sremarks elicit criticism from the president, however, but they also outraged many voters who believed Trump was cheated out of a second term on Election Day.
Of course, the president’s legal team and other allies have been largely unsuccessful in proving their case before judges. Even the U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected a lawsuit filed in Texas that sought to block votes from allegedly illegal elections in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Plaintiffs argued that the states in question had violated election law and the results of their elections adversely impacted other states.
Justices did not even consider the case, though, determining that Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” according to The New York Times.
“Learn to fight”
Nevertheless, the president continued to maintain that he has a path to re-election in a tweet aimed squarely at McConnell.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot),” the president tweeted. “Too soon to give up.”
Trump went on to argue that his own party “must finally learn to fight,” declaring that the American people “are angry.”
For millions of voters, more than the president’s political fortunes are at stake in the outcome of the 2020 election. Although Biden appeared to some as a moderate, Trump and others have routinely denounced his campaign as a Trojan horse for the far-left policies endorsed by his party’s progressive wing.
During one campaign stop, Trump declared his general-election rival to be a “helpless puppet of the radical left.” Is that really who we want running our country?