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Romney: 'Unacceptable' to Not Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) leaves a meeting of GOP senators at the National Republican Senatorial Committee offices September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:32 AM

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is pushing back at President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Joe Biden wins in November.

Romney’s comments came in a Wednesday tweet. He wrote: "Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable."

Newsweek reported that Romney’s comment about Belarus came after the eastern European nation’s police arrested protesters opposed to the swearing-in of President Alexander Lukashenko, following a disputed election last month

While not mentioning Trump by name in his tweet, Romney’s remarks were clearly aimed him.

Trump, during a Wednesday news conference, had responded to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election 

“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster."

Trump has been critical about mail-in voting this November. And he appeared to suggest that if states got “rid of the unsolicited mailing of ballots there would be no concern about a peaceful transfer of power.

“You’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer frankly,” Trump said. “There’ll be a continuation.”

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is pushing back at President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Joe Biden wins in November. Romney's comments came in a Wednesday tweet. He wrote: "Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power;...
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