Earlier this week, Donald Trump told reporters that he might not be willing to cede power in the event of a Joe Biden win. The president has continually spread a baseless conspiracy theory that Joe Biden and Democrats are trying to “steal the election.”
Some Republicans like Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio were quick to condemn the comments. Mitch McConnell also said that there will be a peaceful transition. Tom Cotton, though, said there will be no issue about ceding power since he expects Trump to win in 2020.
The Arkansas senator made the comments during a Sunday interview with CNN. Jake Tapper asked, “You’re not at all disturbed by what he’s saying about if the ballots aren’t counted — it’s really quite alarming to a lot of Republicans his refusal to say, of course, if I lose, I will abide by a peaceful transfer of power.”
“We’ve been transferring the office of the presidency from one person to the next since 1796,” Cotton said. “I’m confident it’s going to happen again in 2025 after President Trump finishes his second term.”
The Republican lawmaker continued, “I don’t think the President is going to lose. The President is going to win. This is just another case where the Democrats are projecting some of their own intentions onto Donald Trump.”
Watch a clip of Cotton’s comments below, courtesy of CNN:
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