“No state legislature in the history of our country has ever done what Donald Trump is apparently urging the Michigan state legislature to do, which is to ignore the results of a popular vote,” Bauer told reporters. “It can not be done”.
Rep. Debbie Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, called the meeting “totally inappropriate” in a press conference with other state legislators and promised that Democrats will resist any attempt to overturn Biden’s victory.
On Thursday afternoon, Republican Senator Mitt Romney accused the president of exerting “manifest pressure on federal and local authorities” to go against the “will of the people.”
“It is difficult to imagine an action that is worse and that is more undemocratic on the part of a sitting US president,” the senator said.
The White House denied on Friday that the president intends to pressure Michigan lawmakers not to certify the results of the presidential elections.
Trump “will be in a meeting later. This is not a defense meeting (of his cause), there will be no one from the campaign there, he routinely meets with legislators from all over the country,” said the House spokeswoman. Blanca, Kayleigh McEnany, at a press conference, the first since October 1, in response to a question about that meeting.
In his crusade to denounce electoral “fraud,” Trump seems to have abandoned any desire to govern and entire days go by when the White House agenda is empty.
On Thursday, the president did not participate in a press conference at the White House on managing the coronavirus crisis, with Vice President Mike Pence and immunologist Anthony Fauci.
Biden, who turned 78 on Friday, continued to lay the groundwork for his administration, appointing Louisa Terrell as the incoming director of the White House legislative affairs office, the main liaison with Congress, and announcing other appointments.
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