GOP Senators Slam Trump’s Threat To Reject Election Outcome

Some Republican leaders are blasting their presidential nominee, Donald Trump, for suggesting at Wednesday night’s debate that he might not accept the result of next month’s election, NBC News reported.

“I didn’t like the outcome of the 2008 election, but I had a duty to concede, and I did so without reluctance,” said that year’s GOP nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. In a written statement released Thursday, he explained that “a concession isn’t just an exercise in graciousness; it is an act of respect for the will of the American people, a respect that is every American leader’s first responsibility.”

McCain continued: “I don’t know who’s going to win the presidential election. I do know that in every previous election, the loser congratulates the winner and calls them, 'my president.' That’s not just the Republican way or the Democratic way; it’s the American way.”

GOP Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire also criticized Trump. “Saying that he might not accept election results is beyond the pale,” Flake tweeted. Graham remarked: “Mr. Trump is doing the party and country a great disservice by continuing to suggest the outcome of this election is out of his hands and ‘rigged' against him. If he loses, it will not be because the system is 'rigged' but because he failed as a candidate.”

Ayotte added: “This is important. I don’t believe that there’s a rigged election system. If there are allegations that need to be investigated, they’ll be investigated.”

Source: NBC News
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