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McConnell: 'Of course' there will be a peaceful transfer of power if Biden wins 2020 election

Posted at 11:28 AM, Nov 06, 2020

(LEX 18) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there will be a peaceful transfer of power if Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election.

When asked by LEX 18's Karolina Buczek if a peaceful transfer of power would take place once the election is settled and Biden ends up winning the Electoral College, McConnell responded with "of course."

"We've had a peaceful transfer of power going back to 1792," said McConnell.

Back in September, President Trump seemed to indicate he would commit to a friendly transition of power after the election, should he lose.

"I think we're going to have a tremendous victory. I don't think there will be a transition," President Trump said at the time. "They say 'will there be a friendly transition?' Of course there will. But when we win they don't call it a transition, do they," the president said. "Do we believe in a peaceful transition? We do," he added.