Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has spoken out to warn that President Donald Trump won’t go “quietly in the night” after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election.
Romney Speaks Out Against Trump
“You’re not going to change the nature of President Trump … He is who he is. He has a relatively relaxed relationship with the truth,” Romney said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “I’m convinced that once all remedies have been exhausted, if those are exhausted in a way that’s not favorable to him, he will accept the inevitable.”
“But don’t expect him to go quietly in the night. That’s not how he operates,” he added. “I would prefer to see a more graceful departure but that’s just not in the nature of the man.”
Trump has yet to concede to Biden, and he has instead filed various lawsuits challenging the outcome in various states, claiming there was voter fraud. Romney also gave his thoughts on Trump’s legal strategy going forward.
“I’m more concerned about the language that’s used. I think it’s fine to pursue every legal avenue that one has. But I think one has to be careful in the choice of words. I think when you say that the election was corrupt or stolen or rigged, that that’s, unfortunately, rhetoric that gets picked up by authoritarians around the world,” Romney told NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“I think it also discourages confidence in our democratic process here at home. And with a battle going on right now between authoritarianism and freedom, why, I think it’s very important that we not use language which can encourage a course in history which would be very, very unfortunate,” he added.
Romney Wants Americans To Get Behind Biden
Romney, who has long been seen as a never-Trump Republican, urged the country to get behind Biden.
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I think half the country thinks it’s a great idea. I think the other half thinks it’s not such a great idea, but the reality is given the fact that the statisticians have come to a conclusion at this stage, I think we get behind the new president, unless for some reason that is overturned,” Romney said.
“We get behind the new president and wish him the very best and I send our congratulations and will keep this president, like the last president, in our prayers,” he added.
This piece was written by James Samson on November 8, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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