Joy Reid: Republicans 'Want To Hand Biden Mega Crises' And A Country That's Broken
Regarding Trump's refusal to concede in the election along with his mishandling of the pandemic, Joy says it looks like the Republicans ‘want to hand Biden mega crises and a country that's broken and destroyed.' Aired on 11/20/2020.
Republican US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that US President Donald Trump is "within his rights" to challenge the election results, declaring Joe Biden the winner, through the courts. "President Trump is 100% within his rights to look at the allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "I believe the president may have legal challenges under way in at least five states," he added. The remarks were his first public comments since Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election. Trump's allies have been reluctant to congratulate Biden or call on the current president to accept the outcome. Trump has declined to concede the presidential race and has launched legal fights, but there has been no evidence of voter irregularities or far-reaching fraud in the election.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, however, said the Republicans' refusal to stand by the election results is "extremely dangerous, extremely poisonous to our democracy." He added that the lawsuits must be based in evidence and facts. "Joe Biden won the election fair and square," Schumer said. Trump is silent on Covid-19 and conceding to Joe Biden as Barack Obama blasts Republicans who refused to acknowledge publicly that Joe Biden will be the next U.S. president. Aired on 11/12/2020 With just days left in the 2020 campaign, will Trump be able to capture enough women and voters of color to be competitive against Biden? We discuss that with Jenna Arnold and Baratunde Thurston. Aired on 10/24/2020. Jay Williams shares what his sources are telling him about the Houston Rockets' unwillingness to trade James Harden and Russell Westbrook.