‘That will not happen’: Pelosi warns against attempts to delay November election
| April 24, 2020 03:46 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed concern that President Trump might try to delay the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Appearing Friday on MSNBC, the California Democrat was asked if she and Democrats could ensure that the 2020 presidential election will continue as scheduled.
“We must. I know there’s a danger, and people are scared, but we must, and we will,” Pelosi responded.
Pelosi said the president “has done so much to undermine our democracy, to undermine our rights, dishonoring the Constitution, undermining the integrity of our voting process, denigrating our newcomers to our country, just degrading our environment, our values, and the rest.”
The speaker said that Congress will not allow a change of date to happen. She said she thinks some Republicans would push back on any attempts to delay the election.
“That will not happen,” Pelosi said of a delay. “And God willing, maybe some Republicans might even stand up for our country, our Constitution, and our democracy, as well. I think they will.”
The remarks come a day after the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that he thinks Trump would try to delay the election because “that’s the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”
“Mark my words: I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said.
Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign communications director, bashed Biden’s remarks as “the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality."
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