The Associated Press has now called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden and this news has send some Republicans scurrying away from the spotlight.
They can’t be blamed; this was an election of incredible polarization and heat. There are voting demographics out there who are rabid for a win and whomever ends up breaking the bad news to them will be forever remembered as those guys.
But not everyone in the party is shying away from the news, with Utah Senator Mitt Romney issuing a statement this weekend.
Senator Mitt Romney said Republican gains in down-ballot races in last week’s election were an endorsement of conservative principles, while losing the White House was “a referendum on a person.”
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Romney said it was legitimate for President Donald Trump to pursue any irregularities in the Nov. 3 vote. “But if, as expected, those things don’t change the outcome, why, he will accept the inevitable,” Romney added.
“I’m more concerned about the language that’s used” in describing those challenges, since inflammatory rhetoric can be seized upon by authoritarians around the world, he said.
“It’s important to not use language that could encourage a course of history that’s very, very unfortunate,” Romney said.
Romney has long been a vocal critic of Donald Trump, and the President’s seeming loss in the 2020 election could reinvigorate Romney’s disdain.
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