Maine senator says President Trump’s comments ‘would make Richard Nixon blush’

Sen. Angus King
Sen. Angus King(Gray tv)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 5:20 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMTW) - Sen. Angus King is reacting to a recording of a phone call that President Donald Trump had with the Georgia Secretary of State over the weekend in which the president asked the election official to “find” votes to change the outcome of the election.

In a written statement, King wrote “President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Georgia Secretary of State into actual election fraud would make Richard Nixon blush. Let’s call this what it is: an overt, corrupt attempt to overturn the will of the voters. We would rightly condemn this behavior if it occurred in another nation, and we should oppose it even more forcefully at home.

He added “My colleagues who are supporting this week’s anti-democratic sideshow should listen to this recording, and think twice about if they’re truly ready to go down in history with a President who so clearly and desperately wants to delegitimize democracy.”

King also joined Senator Susan Collins in a bipartisan group of Senators that included Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL).

The issued the following statement:

“The 2020 election is over. All challenges through recounts and appeals have been exhausted. At this point, further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people and only serve to undermine Americans’ confidence in the already determined election results. The voters have spoken, and Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results. In two weeks, we will begin working with our colleagues and the new Administration on bipartisan, common sense solutions to the enormous challenges facing our country. It is time to move forward.”

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