– Well, the elected president will be the elected president when the voters vote for him. The president-elect has no official job, ”the Missouri Republican said.
A small but growing number of Republican senators, including Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) And Pat Toomey (Pa) have publicly acknowledged in recent weeks that Trump has lost, despite President Donald Trump’s campaign continuing – and losing -. legal struggles questioning the election results of states, alleging widespread voter fraud. Many other Republican leaders have not acknowledged Biden’s victory, drawing criticism from those who say they allow Trump because it undermines confidence in U.S. institutions.
Blunt, who had previously overseen the election during the Missouri Secretary of State, declined to see if he saw evidence of fraud in the November election, but said Trump’s team of lawyers had not provided evidence “acceptable to any court”.
“I think the system was frankly more secure than ever.” And the president deserves some recognition for that, ”Blunt said.
Blunt said that although he did not negotiate with Trump about Biden’s inauguration ceremony in January 2021, he hopes the president will attend.
“I must have encouraged your staff to look at the transition now, look at the opportunity for Georgia to help us win these Senate seats, see what the President can do if the President leaves the White House, as he says do, if you lose the Electoral College vote to help us get the house back in 2022, ”Blunt said. “I think President Trump has a big role to play. And I hope you embrace that and see how you can move on later, assuming this choice works the way it seems. “