Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to commit to a peaceful transition to President-Elect Joe Biden on Tuesday, remarking that the only “smooth transition” will be to a second Trump administration.
President Donald Trump has launched multiple lawsuits and conspiratorial delusions alleging that mass voter fraud is the reason why he lost the 2020 Election.
His administration is also refusing to cooperate with the Biden team on the transition, making it clear that Trump intends to refuse to leave office on January 20th of next year. And now Pompeo is joining Trump’s coup attempt.
When asked if the State Department is going to conduct a peaceful transition, Pompeo smirked as he dismissed the results of the election.
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo remarked before going on to support Trump’s allegations that there were illegal votes cast for Biden.
“The world is watching what’s taking place,” Pompeo continued. “We’re going to count all the votes. When the process is complete, there will be electors selected. There’s a process. The Constitution lays it out pretty clearly. The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today, successful today and successful the way the president who’s in office on January 20, a minute after noon, will also be successful.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
.@SecPompeo: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 10, 2020
Indeed, the world is watching, but it’s with excitement that Biden has won and with horror because they are watching Trump and his minions undermine democracy in an effort to steal the election. Biden has won this race by nearly five million votes and currently has 290 electoral votes to Trump’s 214. Biden’s lead in Georgia would give him an additional 16 electoral votes if and when the state declares a winner there.
At this point, Trump and his team are trying to orchestrate a coup to stay in power. Pompeo should be ashamed of himself for playing along with Trump’s lies. There is zero evidence of fraud in this election beyond that committed by Republicans. This scheme to undermine democracy should not go unpunished. As soon as Biden is sworn in, the arrest warrants should be issued for Trump and his goons so they can be held accountable for their treason. Letting them get away with it would only embolden the next Republican president, which could be Trump himself if he runs in 2024, which would be hard to do from a prison cell.
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