(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."
Reporters are pressing McConnell to discuss the presidential election/the President’s allegations, but McConnell keeps saying he has already said what he wanted to say.— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) November 6, 2020
I asked: if Joe Biden wins, will there be a peaceful transfer of power? He did answer that one. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/DQ3KTyHeq0
"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.