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Sen. Mitch McConnell: Election is Over, 'Time to Move on'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 04:38 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brusquely dismissed Donald Trump's recent claims of voter fraud, calling them "irrelevant" — and distanced himself from the president-elect's suggestions about punishing flag-burners.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the Kentucky Republican, without mentioning Trump by name, appeared not give any credence to the president-elect's charges of illegal voting in the presidential election.

"Secretary [Hillary] Clinton conceded the election, and it appears to me she thinks the election's over," he said, The Hill reported. "The American people think the election is over. And I think the election is over. So it's an interesting discussion but it strikes me as totally irrelevant. It's time to move on."

McConnell also disassociated himself from Trump's Tuesday tweet that people who burn the American flag ought to be jailed, or be stripped of their U.S. citizenship. 

"The Supreme Court has held that that activity is a protected First-Amendment right, a form of unpleasant speech, and in this country we have a long tradition of respecting unpleasant speech," he said, Politico reported

"I happen to support the Supreme Court's decision on that matter."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brusquely dismissed Donald Trump's recent claims of voter fraud, calling them "irrelevant" - and distanced himself from the president-elect's suggestions about punishing flag-burners.
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