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Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power provokes outrage, rebukes on Capitol Hill

Added 09-26-20 04:11:02am EST - “On Capitol Hill, the president's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election was met with outrage among Democrats ?" and implicit condemnation from Republicans.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power provokes outrage, rebukes on Capitol Hill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump’s stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election to Joe Biden was met with outrage from congressional Democrats — and implicit rebukes from Republicans.

At a press conference in the White House press briefing room on Wednesday, Trump was asked directly about the transfer of power.

“Mr. President, real quickly, win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferral of power after the election?” asked reporter Brian Karem. “There has been rioting in Louisville, there has been rioting in many cities across this country, red and... your so-called red and blue states — will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transferral of power after the election?”

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump responded. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.” 

“I understand that, but people are rioting,” Karem said. “Do you commit to making a peaceful transferral of power...”

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