President Donald Trump and his top allies have consistently refused to conclusively acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s unequivocal victory in the recent presidential election — but this weekend on Fox, top Trump staffer Kayleigh McEnany implicitly acknowledged that current circumstances have Biden heading into the White House. She made this acknowledgement while discussing a pair of upcoming Senate elections in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber. If Democrats win both, then the chamber will be 50-50 — but vice presidents break ties. On Fox, McEnany observed that Kamala Harris would be “casting the deciding vote in this country for our government” in that scenario — implicitly acknowledging that Biden and Harris are headed to the White House.
Watch McEnany’s comments below:
Dead-ender Kayleigh McEnany yells at GA Gov. Kemp on Fox News: "You have the power to call in a special legislative session because right now if we lose these two Senate seats, guess whose casting the deciding vote in this country for our government? It will be Kamala Harris." pic.twitter.com/IW2o55ohWs
— The Recount (@therecount) December 6, 2020
This apparent implicit acknowledgement of Biden’s win doesn’t erase the refusal from Trump and his top allies to take Biden’s incontrovertible win as legitimate. While discussing the upcoming Senate elections during her time on Fox, McEnany demanded action from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, in response to the Trump team’s unequivocally false claims of widespread fraud. During a one-on-one phone call on Saturday, Trump himself reportedly urged Kemp to call a special state legislative session, where Georgia legislators would appoint members of the electoral college that back Trump, regardless of the popular vote outcome in the state. Lawyers for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, “have determined that current law gives Georgia legislators no role in seating electors,” according to The Washington Post.
On Saturday, Trump claimed on Twitter that he “received more LEGAL votes by far,” which there’s simply no meaningfully conclusive evidence for whatsoever. He is presenting his self-centered conjecture as a fact. His consistent rants about supposed widespread election fraud could depress Republican turnout in the upcoming Senate races because of distrust of the process, although in an outrageously belligerent rant, Trump insisted over the weekend that if his supporters “want revenge on the Democrats for their efforts to steal the Presidential election, where we are fighting hard,” then they “have to show up and vote in RECORD numbers!” That assertion barely even makes logical sense, on any level… if Democrats rigged the election, then how would voting — a very basic process — undo the (imaginary) rigging?
The answer to the Democrat voter fraud is not to stay at home – that’s what Pelosi and Schumer want you to do. If you want revenge on the Democrats for their efforts to steal the Presidential election, where we are fighting hard, you have to show up and vote in RECORD numbers! pic.twitter.com/XAJ0F2JmeL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2020